Future Canadian amphibious assault ship


Future Canadian amphibious assault ship

The Canadian Amphibious Assault Ship Project is a project designed to give Canada a sealift, mobile command and control platform, amphibious assault capability. The program as envisioned would be a $1,000,000,000 program to purchase an amphibious assault ship that could deploy 1,000 troops. The envisaged ship is projected to be able to provide a helicopter platform. The force, which will include 800 soldiers, sailors and air force personnel, will be mainly focused on maritime operations, but will also focus on areas such as counter-terrorism.

Canada has studied the possibility of having a special force for a year, and sources told Gordon the military is now ready to move ahead with plans. No details were available about when the force will be operational.The program is to complement the Joint Support Ship Project.

References

* [http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1716744&C=navwar Canada Reviews Support, Transport Ship Programs] (accessed Sat 20 Jan 2007)
* [http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=c122a590-1f94-4005-b247-ee2d3efc5eb4&k=75250 Tories set to announce $15 billion in politically acceptable defence spending] , Murray Brewster, "Canadian Press", Sunday, June 25, 2006 (accessed Sat 20 Jan 2007)
* [http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=1f109d87-a204-4ac0-83cb-d5e6ad2c4127&p=1 Ottawa eyes rapid-reaction force] , Sheldon Alberts, "Victoria Times Colonist", Saturday, November 18, 2006 (accessed Sat 20 Jan 2007)
* [http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=34d1762b-7ead-4aad-8a38-d5bfcbcd2163&k=53692&p=1 Tories freeze all spending on new gear for military] , David Pugliese, "The Ottawa Citizen", Saturday, April 15, 2006 (accessed Sat 20 Jan 2007)

ee also

* Joint Support Ship Project


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