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Monday, September 28, 2015

Navy looking to save money on futuristic warship fleet by stripping parts off decades-old vessels

HMCS Iroquois (D280)Canada is considering saving money on its future warship fleet by stripping equipment from its surplus destroyers and Halifax-class frigates, according to a document obtained by the Ottawa Citizen.

The Canadian Surface Combatant or CSC will form the backbone of the future navy from 2025 onwards.

But, worried about a lack of government funding, the Department of National Defence is looking at stripping off parts from the existing Halifax-class frigates and the 44-year-old Iroquois-class destroyers.

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