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Re: Status on Victoria-class Submarines?
« Reply #525 on: Yesterday at 15:31:01 »

Those were taken out of service years ago.  Unfortunately.  =(

You mean like the Upholders ;)
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Re: Status on Victoria-class Submarines?
« Reply #526 on: Yesterday at 15:42:49 »
It should be recognized that with the very expensive new fighter (and likely some other aircraft types eventually) and CSC procurements no gov't will want to spend money on new subs for a long time to come (if ever); by that time there should be some new models on the market.  In any event no gov't is going to go nuclear-powered.

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Re: Status on Victoria-class Submarines?
« Reply #527 on: Yesterday at 16:08:32 »
As i said that have to have balls and fairly large ones at that.........  ;D

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Re: Status on Victoria-class Submarines?
« Reply #528 on: Yesterday at 18:25:00 »
If our government had large balls, order 6 French Nuclear attack subs. France does all of the refueling and disposal. Other maintenance is done in Canada. Do not use an ITAR equipment in them if possible. We then told everyone including the US that we are serious about our sovereignty and Canada suddenly becomes a real player on the board. We would need 6 just to keep 2 subs on ops, 2 in training/workup and 2 in overhaul.

Any particular reason you picked French ones over, say, the Astute class or something?
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Re: Status on Victoria-class Submarines?
« Reply #529 on: Yesterday at 18:37:29 »
Any particular reason you picked French ones over, say, the Astute class or something?

That(the seemingly French preference),and the thing about "going nuclear"(but could be wrong here. ;)  ) even the Australians don't go "there"(it's because it's very expensive and you"ll need a big budget to do so,and this is where things go "wrong",),besides the political will(of which there's very little)to do so,

Again,my thoughts, are that if(and when)Canada should decide to replace the "Vics",they will probably go the "conventional"route,as will we here in the Netherlands.(along with the Australians),both of these countries are in the proces of replacing their sub fleet,We have to decide what we will be getting(probably the A-26 ER),the Australians will get the Shortfin.(only question is when)

I think (but again,my thoughts)Canada will look towards what Australia(but this option is probably to costly) and the Neteherlands are doing,because(and this is the simple fact of the matter)those are the only "NATO"(Australia isn't,but "NATO and Australia signalled their commitment to strengthening cooperation.) members with conventionals that have "long legs"(and Canada needs and wants the same)
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Re: Status on Victoria-class Submarines?
« Reply #530 on: Yesterday at 23:19:43 »
Any particular reason you picked French ones over, say, the Astute class or something?

Less ITAR issues and less chance the US could interfere.