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DND says budget for Surface Combatants remains unchanged; PBO report expected in late February

By Neil Moss      

In 2019, the PBO projected the cost of 15 CSC frigates to be nearly $70-billion. The defence department says the ships are still projected to cost between $56- and $60-billion.

Canada is the midst of a crucial procurement project to replace its fleet of Halifax-class frigates. Halifax-class HMCS Vancouver is pictured in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Navy/Daniel L. Zink

The Department of National Defence says there hasn’t been an increase in cost to the largest defence procurement project in Canadian history, which will serve as the backbone of the Canadian Navy for years to come, as questions loom over delays, which could add billions to the price tag.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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