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How the Canadian Surface Combatant programme can recover from COVID-19 delays

23rd August 2023 - 13:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland

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The Global Combat Ship design is also being used for the UK Royal Navy's new Type 26 City-class frigates and the Royal Australian Navy's new Hunter-class frigates. (Photo: Canadian DND)

The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) is working with Irving Shipyard to manage the lingering impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project.

The DND is also supporting the modernisation of facilities at the shipyard to better support improved Canadian Surface Combatant construction activities to mitigate against any potential delivery issues.

A spokesperson from the DND told Shephard: 'While timelines have shifted at least partly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to work closely with the shipyard and our other government partners to refine the project schedule.'

The CSC programme is in a design phase that has four parts: the requirements setting, preliminary design, functional design and detailed design. The DND spokesperson said that the Preliminary Design Review Exit was

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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