Questionable “Game Changing” Mast Installation Underway for Submarines

January 14, 2019 – HMCS Corner Brook will become the first of the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) four elderly Victoria-class submarines to be equipped with a new modern mast system. The submarine is currently stationed in the purpose-built repair facility dock at Victoria Shipyards as workers from Babcock Canada install the L3 Calzoni Universal Modular Mast (UMM). The system, similar to the one fitted in the United States Navy Virginia-class submarines, was acquired under the United States Foreign Military Sales program. Masts are vital to the functioning of any submarine.…

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Maple Leaf Navy Statement on Unarmed Submarines

October 30, 2018 – Imagine, if you will, being in a life-threatening situation and having to phone the police for assistance. The police arrive and say, “yes, we are carrying guns, but unable to shoot them because never have had the opportunity.” The recent deployments of HMCS Windsor and Chicoutimi are considered unarmed in our opinion as neither submarine has been certified to fire a torpedo. HMCS Victoria is the only current Canadian submarine to have fired a torpedo. In addition, it must be remembered that Canada removed the two…

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