Scrap Victoria-Class Subs Or Buy New Ones

Canada has wasted over ten years and enough money to have bought brand new submarines trying to fix four ex-British submarines that were stored improperly when they were decommissioned.

There is no doubt that a modern submarine force could be useful to Canada, particularly in the Arctic, but the main justification for the submarine force has always been to participate in ASW exercises with the United States. The existing submarines are an unconscionable money-pit, and much as one might like to recommend purchasing new models- U212s or Gotlands from Germany or Sweden- the submarine force at this point just isn’t worth the money.

The complete report is here.

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