ASTERIX-class supply ship Weapon Systems // Ships // Auxiliary

Country of Origin: Canada

The ASTERIX is a modified container ship acquired by the Royal Canadian Navy as an interim measure after it was forced to retire its PROTECTEUR-class oilers due to the effects of age in 2014. (The vessels were formally decommissioned in 2015 and 2016). The replacement ships, which will also be known as the PROTECTEUR class, were not expected to enter service until 2020. The ASTERIX provides a modest capability to support military operations in benign environments and bridge the gap...


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