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Navy Anticipates Destroyer Gap

June 22 2012


Internal Canadian navy documents reveal that the service expects it will have to decommission its aging destroyers before any replacement vessels are ready for service, reports the Postmedia News agency.

The three remaining Iroquois-class destroyers were commissioned in the early 1970s and were significantly modernized in the 1990s.

The ships are expected to "reach the end of their planned service lives beginning in 2017," according to defense documents obtained by the news...

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