Dumb and Slow?

Senator Colin Kenny’s remarks this week (as reported by Murray Brewster in the Toronto Star, “Tory Arctic ship plan should be sunk, replaced with real icebreakers: senator,” and Paul MacLeod in the Herald News, “Arctic patrol ships ‘dumb’,”) has raised a lot of interest in what capabilities are envisioned for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship.

For those who are interested, you can view a set of PowerPoint slides used by Commander David Soule, Project Director of the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship Programme, during a presentation at the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies on 05 October 2011.  You can view the slides here.