Monday, October 15, 2018


Canadians need to know that our new Arctic ships are not designed to go to war.  They are all sight and no fight, and do not have the capability to defend themselves against most air, surface or subsurface threats.
This was made crystal clear in November 2014 when Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, then commander of Canada’s navy, stated before the House of Commons Defence Committee that these new ships are “not being built to deal with the Russians” and they are only meant to provide a “naval presence.”
By way of armament, the Harry DeWolf patrol boats will be equipped with a single 25-mm machine gun which is designed to provide protection against small speed boats. So, it should not come as a surprise that the navy has designated these ships as filling a “constabulary role.”

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