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Maybe the Canadian Navy should buy these?

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  • Maybe the Canadian Navy should buy these?

    I realize not built in Canadian shipyards, but even so, they still need lots of fit out work that our shipyards could do. A couple of assault helicopter ships would be perfect for delivering our troops:

    France has said conditions are "not right" for delivery of the first of two Mistral navy assault ships to Russia.

    President Francois Hollande's office blamed Moscow's recent actions in Ukraine.

    France had until now resisted pressure to halt the delivery.

    In fact, Canada was looking at the designs:

    The arrival of two French naval ships in Halifax Harbour for joint exercises gives France a chance to showcase just what their equipment can do, as Canada continues to search for designs for its new combat vessels.

    “There’s billions at stake here,” says Dalhousie University political science professor Ken Hansen, a retired navy commander who has written extensively on Canada’s military.

    The Mistral, an amphibious assault ship and helicopter carrier, and La Fayette, a frigate, are now docked in Halifax. Canadian soldiers from Valcartier, Que., will board the Mistral and sail to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and St. Lawrence River later this week. They will practise disembarking on a Gaspe beach.
    Last edited by moahunter; 03-09-2014, 11:48 AM.