“As Canadians, I think we want to know who’s operating on, above and below our water from a sovereignty perspective” - - Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd.
"Canadian navy will lose submarine fleet in next few years without billions in upgrades"
Used submarines purchased from the English and in not a good state of repair to begin with NOW even in more need of "upgrades" and further work. CHEAPLY OBTAINED WARSHIPS INDEED CHEAP!
"Upgrades" and work if not done and Canada will lose a submarine capability. Cheap now NOT SO CHEAP!
An ability to patrol that island archipelago of the far north essential to the Canadian, the land and waters contiguous vital to the sovereignty issue.
INTRUSIONS OF CANADIAN WATERS BY BOTH SOVIET/RUSSIAN AND AMERICAN SUBMARINES FOR SOME TIME INVOLVED IN THE FOX AND HOUNDS TYPE OF UNDERWATER CHASE AND HUNT OCCURRING IN THE PAST AND EVEN TO THIS VERY DAY?
As it was reported in 1951:
"A navy spokesman said yesterday that there was good reason to believe that two foreign submarines had been in Canadian waters last summer. He said that there was nothing to indicate that the submarines carried out complete studies of Canada's coastal waters."
"The statement followed an announcement that the forth coming issue of 'Maclean's' magazine would state that Russian submarines last summer completed a careful reconnaissance of Canada's eastern coastline and penetrated well within the three-mile limit"