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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Royal Canadian Navy Begins Planned Work To Extend Life Of Submarine Fleet

Victoria class SSKThe Royal Canadian Navy, also known as RCN has commenced on a planned project meant to extend the lifespan of its existing four Victoria-class submarine fleet by 6-18 years.

Defence News reports the total project cost could reach CA$1.5 billion to $3 billion (US$1.2 billion to $2.5 billion), depending on the capabilities selected and the length of the life-extension for the boats.

At a closed-door meeting on April 7, RCN Capt. Wade Carter, director of naval requirements told industry representatives they want the boats to operate until 2033.

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