The RCN's Brit subs, like the RN's Brit subs, are rubbish. They don't work. They're Drydock Queens, the lot of them.
Canada's Upholder-class attack subs are the older boats the Brits got rid of to make way for their Trafalgar and Astute class boats. The newer Brit boats, like Canada's older subs, are now tying up dockyards.
Sources told The Sun the Trafalgars, the last of which was built in 1986, were “on their last legs”.
HMS Ambush, one of the newer Astute-class, made headlines last summer after it collided with a ship off the coast of Gibraltar and sustained damage to its outer hull. Its nuclear plant was not affected and no crew were injured.
The three Astute boats, of seven planned, cost nearly £4bn to build with construction delayed by more than four-and-a-half years and costs exceeding the original budget by more than 50 per cent.
Well fortunately we have the world's dominant sea power, the United States Navy, right next door. Only the USN is so cash strapped that nearly two-thirds of the F-18 fighters are unflyable, waiting for maintenance.
The US Air Force is also struggling to keep its aging fighters airborne as F-35 purchases eat up an increasing share of the budget. Similar readiness problems are spreading across NATO partners in Europe.