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Canada: British submarines fiasco has left its mark

2021-10-11T17:02:44.090Z

STORY - The four submersibles in dry dock weigh on Ottawa's choices to strengthen its fleet in the Pacific.



Montreal

Canada's Defense Department quietly launched a think tank this summer to determine the country's submarine needs.

"The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are setting up the study of a Canadian patrol submarine project (...) to replace the current models and avoid any gaps in the submarine capability,"

he told the Canadian Press Agency Royal Navy spokesperson Lieutenant (N) Jordan Holder.

See also

An American submarine struck by an unidentified object in the China Sea

In 1998, Canada purchased four diesel-electric powered Upholder-class submarines from the United Kingdom.

At the time, Defense Minister Art Eggleton and the staff had received nothing but praise for welcoming

"lightly used"

submersibles

to replace a submarine fleet dating from the 1960s.

"C 'is a great day for the Canadian Navy, ”

said Art Eggleton when signing the contract.

The British had touted almost new equipment, bought $ 2.28 billion

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Source: lefigaro

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