Can a new operational profile fix Canada's submarine problem?
In an attempt to increase the availability of the SSKs in the Canadian Submarine Force (CSF), the RCN wants the Victoria-class submarines to adopt a 9+3 cycle, which means an arrangement of nine years of operations followed by three years in an Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP).
The EDWP gives the submarine a complete overhaul and upgrade under the Victoria-class In-Service Support Contract (VISSC) allowing it to operate for longer using just shorter maintenance periods instead of needing longer periods of dock work.
The CSF is currently on a 6+2 cycle. The difficulties of getting the four submarines into service,
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