Lost at sea? Deadline for warship designs missing in action

A Navy ship undergoes a mid-life refit at the Irving Shipbuilding facility in Halifax on July 3, 2014. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press, July 25, 2017 

OTTAWA — The plan to replace the navy’s warship fleet is officially sailing uncharted waters, with an important deadline for the $60-billion project having all but vanished.

The government says it continues to work with industry to deliver the warships the navy needs, and that a new deadline will be set soon.

But defence experts say the development is unprecedented, and raises fresh concerns about what is the largest planned military purchase in Canadian history.

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