Four Down!  Something to Celebrate

By Les Mader, 3 September 2023

As of 31 Aug 23, the Halifax Shipyard has delivered four Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).  The fifth RCN AOPS (Frédérick Rolette) is under construction, while the keel of the sixth RCN AOPS (Robert Hampton Gray) was laid on 21 Aug 23 and the first steel was cut for the seventh AOPS (for the Canadian Coast Guard) on 8 Aug 23.

These milestones indicate that the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) is bearing fruit and that the Halifax Shipyard has attained a high level of efficiency.  These two facts offer hope of a bright future for the RCN.

I will be interested to see if the naysayers spin the above news into something to be denigrated.


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