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Cost versus capability for future Canadian frigate

30th November 2017 - 15:30 GMT | by Ian Keddie in Toronto


The future shape of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) will be decided in 2018 based on bids submitted for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme, the RfP deadline of which closes on 30 November.

The programme’s roots go back to at least 2008 and has been an uneasy process, with at least three extensions to the RfP deadline since it was first announced in October 2016.

Twelve contractors were invited to bid but few have given any indication of their intentions ahead of the deadline. A bid led by Lockheed Martin Canada was announced on 28 November that offered the

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Ian Keddie


Ian Keddie

Ian Keddie is a Shephard correspondent based in Toronto, Canada.

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