In a recent “Forces With History” newsletter, which I reproduced as a blog post (November 2nd), several acronyms crept into the discussion. Some of these stumped me, I have to admit. Here’s a cheat sheet:
RCN–starting out easy, right? Royal Canadian Navy
JSS–Joint Support Ship, supposed replacements for HMCS Protecteur and Preserver.
AOR–Auxiliary Oil Replenishment; again, think Protecteur and Preserver.
AOPS–Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships
CSC–Canadian Surface Combatant (replacements for frigates and destroyers)
DND–Department of National Defence
PWGSC–Public Works and Government Services Canada
RFP–Request for Proposal
Hope that helps!
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