DEFAERO Strategy Series [Mar 21, ’23] w/ Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy Vice-Admiral Angus Topshee


On this latest episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Strategy Series, sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Vice Adm. Angus Topshee, the commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, discusses his drive to reinvigorate his force’s high-intensity warfighting skills, Canada’s unique role as an Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic power, re-learning the lessons that war at sea is violent and reward those who detect and shoot first, the imperative to strictly limit emissions and innovate to survive in an environment of ubiquitous surveillance and longer-range precision weapons, the need for survivability in a hypersonic age and more unmanned systems, better offensive and defensive weapons, and culture change to better prepare sailors to operate in contested waters far from assistance, more realistic training and instilling a culture that rewards prudent risk taking with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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