Kickstarting the Submarine Replacement Program

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 8 November 2021

Canadian submarines keep ticking along -- and they will have to for a few more years. The government has initiated a study to come up with a plan possibly, maybe, at some point, to replace Canada’s submarines. Deciding on, and then building, new submarines is a major endeavour, as the Australians can attest. The Department of National Defence says that it will take a minimum of 15 years to deliver a new submarine. It could take longer depending on a number of factors. Want to know more? See “Without Plan for New Submarines Canada faces Defence Gap in the Arctic,” by Jeffrey F. Collins at


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