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- Canadian Navy : Add brief definition or description
- Destroyer : While the definition has evolved constantly, it is a multipurpose surface warship, generally less powerful than a cruiser, with capabilities against ship, aircraft, submarine, land, and sometimes ballistic missile targets While these are designated "frigate", they are of destroyer size and capability, larger than corvettes.
- HMCS Halifax : Add brief definition or description
- HMCS Vancouver : Halifax-class "multimission patrol frigate" of destroyer size, assigned by the Canadian Navy to marine interdiction in the Persian Gulf
- HMCS Fredricton : Canadian Halifax-class "multimission patrol frigate" of destroyer size, serving in marine interdiction in the Persian Gulf
- HMCS Charlottestown : Assigned to NATO Maritime Group 1, carrying out Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR arms embargo blockade against the Muammar Gaddafi government of Libya; a Halifax-class "multimission patrol frigate" of destroyer capability
- 57mm naval gun : An increasingly common light naval dual-purpose gun; modern versions are usually full automatic and thus can deliver a volume of fire equivalent to guns of larger caliber
- RIM-162 ESSM : In U.S. Navy service, a short-to-medium range surface-to-air missile of which four will fit in a vertical launch system cell; derived from the AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile
- AGM-84 Harpoon : A U.S. developed anti-shipping missile that can be launched from aircraft, ships and submarines
- Phalanx close-in weapons system : A 20mm autocannon system originally for shipboard final defense against subsonic anti-shipping missiles, obsolescent in that role but being deployed for land-based counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) defense against guerrilla rockets.
- Mark 46 torpedo : Lightweight antisubmarine torpedo, primarily air-dropped but also ship-launched for close-in defense
- Sea King helicopter : Add brief definition or description
- Recovery Assist, Secure and Traverse : A system to help naval helicopters operate from destroyers, cruisers, and other warships without a flight deck; it involves a cable system, with helicopter components and a high-power winch on the ship, for stabilizing landing and hover; known as RAST (helicopter)
- AN/SPS-49(V)5 : A long-range air search radar, part of the AEGIS battle management system only on Ticonderoga-class cruisers, not Burke-class destroyers; non-AEGIS use on Canadian Halifax-class frigates
- UYK-501 : Add brief definition or description
- HC150 Sea Giraffe : Add brief definition or description
- AN/SQS-510 : Add brief definition or description hull-mounted sonar and incorporates an acoustic range prediction system
- UYS-503 : Made by General Dynamics-Canada, a sonobuoy processing system used on the Canadian Halifax-class
- Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR : NATO operation to carry out the no-fly zone and arms embargo provisions of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 against the Muammar Gaddafi regime in Libya; successor to U.S.-led Operation ODYSSEY DAWN; expected to be short-term
- United States Central Command : Unified Combatant Command responsible for U.S. operations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia, now under the command of General James Mattis