Thursday, November 19, 2015

Canada may Strip Iroquois-class Destroyers of Vertical Launch Systems to Place in new Ships

In an article for he writes that the RCN is interested in keeping the Mk 41 missile launch systems from its Iroquois-class destroyers for possible use on the surface combatant.

“All MK 41Vertical Launch Missile systems…will be retained and preserved pending determination whether or not they will be required for the Canadian Surface Combatant,” stated a document, signed by Vice Admiral Mark Norman, commander of the RCN, and obtained by Gordon through the Access to Information law.

The vertical launch system consists of 29 missile silos, or bays, fitted to the bow of the ships and flush with the deck, Gordon wrote.

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