These are only some of the ships to be built.
Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (6 to 8 vessels)
The Arctic/offshore patrol ships will conduct armed sea-borne surveillance in Canada's waters, including in the Arctic. They will enhance the government's ability to assert Canadian sovereignty and provide surveillance and support to other government departments. Further information is available on the arctic offshore patrol ships website.
Joint Support Ships (2 vessels with the option of 1 additional)
The joint support ships are a critical component for achieving success in both international and domestic Canadian Forces missions, as laid out in the Canada First Defence Strategy. The ships will increase the range and endurance of naval task groups, permitting them to remain at sea for significant periods of time without returning to port for replenishment. The joint support ships will replace the two existing protecteur class auxiliary oiler replenishment vessels. Further information is available on the joint support ships website.
Canadian Surface Combatants (15 vessels)
These warships will replace Canada's destroyers and frigates. While the ships will be based on a common hull design, the frigate and destroyer variants will be fitted with different weapons, communications, surveillance and other systems. These new ships will ensure that the military can continue to monitor and defend Canadian waters and make significant contributions to international naval operations. This project is in the options analysis phase and will proceed to government for approval to enter the definition phase in due course.
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