It is very possible that these respective strategies will achieve their goals of bypassing the boom-and-bust eras, but ongoing challenges serve as a reminder that even with the best-laid plans, naval shipbuilding remains a complicated affair.
A Marine Technician dressed in firefighting gear watches as HMCS Ville de Quebec's CH-148 Cyclone, Avalanche, picks up a crew member while performing a foc’sle transfer during Operation Reassurance on Jan. 12, 2019. With Canada’s estimated $73-billion National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), launched in 2010, and Australia’s $90-billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan (NSP), launched in 2017, each country is attempting to implement a rational, multi-decade approach to naval acquisitions. Photo: MCpl Andre Maillet, MARPAC Imaging Services
It’s tempting to think that a fellow middle power like Australia, a country that bares enough similarities with Canada to merit the description of a ‘strategic cousin,’ is getting defence procurement right.
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