The Canadian Press

2015-06-23 | Navy Supply Ships

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney says the government is talking to Davie Shipyard in Quebec about procuring a temporary supply ship for the Royal Canadian Navy. He says the plan would be to retrofit an existing vessel to "bridge the gap" until the government's joint support ships are operational in 2021. (The navy is retiring its two supply ships, HMCS Preserver and the fire-damaged HMCS Protecteur, without replacements ready to sail, despite a decade-long replacement program.)

Date: 2015-06-23
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 14 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << this would be a temporary capability using an existing commercial ship that would be refitted for military use but this ship would not be capable of the full range of military operations or a deployment into high-risk situations >>


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