The Commanders Respond: Royal Canadian Navy

In short, relationships matter. Close to home, the RCN will partner with the Canadian Coast Guard, other Canadian government departments, and navies and agencies of the United States and other Arctic nations to ensure mutual security of Canada and the broader Arctic is maintained as the navigation season grows longer. Further afield, the RCN will continue to be engaged in coalitions with like-minded nations to defend the sovereignty of allies and ensure regional maritime security—at sea and from the sea. To these ends, the RCN is considering higher levels of forward-deployed presence for our frigates and submarines to encompass areas of strategic interest beyond our traditional focus of operations in the Arabian Sea, such as Europe and the Asia-Pacific. Establishing operating and supporting arrangements with our closest regional partners will ensure that the RCN is best positioned to achieve strategic effect well into the future.

 

 
 

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