Discussion posted by: TheRage
The Royal Canadian Navy is poised to enter a new era by taking possession of the first armed warship under the federal government’s multibillion-dollar shipbuilding plan, and the first built for Arctic military operations in decades. HMCS Harry deWolf will be welcomed in a ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Halifax on Friday, five years after Irving Shipbuilding first started cutting steel on the Arctic offshore patrol ship—and two years later than originally scheduled. The Royal Canadian Navy is only the latest naval force to join the fray in the Far North. Russia, the U.S., China, and some European countries have been increasing their maritime capabilities in the region in recent years as part of a seemingly slow military buildup.