HMCS Ville de Quebec recently visited the new Nanisivik Naval Facility to test the span wire fueling system at the facility by conducting a "dry fit" hookup. The facility reached operational capability this year with full operational capability next year.The facility has the fuel capacity of two 3.75-million-litre fuel tanks that will service the new Harry DeWolf Class Arctic Offshore Patrol vessels as well as Halifax, Kingston, and Victoria Class including the future CSC. Currently ships have to get their fuel and rations from NUUK and Thule Greenland and from CCG vessels. The facility is under the administration of CFB Halifax and tenders will be called soon for a contractor to run the facility. At the beginning of the season a tanker will fill the tank farm and all fuel will be expended by the end of the season and the facility will be unmanned during the winter. The facility is connected by a 40km road to the town of Arctic Bay which is serviced by an airport that personnel, rations and supplies can be flown in. The facility has a disused airstrip that has the potential to be expanded in the future.
This from the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency ...
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Canada of MK 54 lightweight torpedoes with support for an estimated cost of $387 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 16, 2019.
The Government of Canada has requested to buy four hundred twenty-five (425) MK 54 lightweight torpedo conversion kits. Also included are torpedo containers, Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes (REXTORP) with containers, Fleet Exercise Section (FES) and fuel tanks, air launch accessories for fixed wing, torpedo spare parts, training, publications, support and test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $387 million ...
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