Arctic Patrol Ships

Thales Canada, a French company subsidiary, has been awarded a contract to build six arctic patrol vessels.

Patrol vessels of Thales design are being built by Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax, with the first expected next year.

Under the contract, Thales is required to subcontract work for ships delivered in the east to companies in the Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario, whereas work on ships delivered in the west must be completed in the western provinces and territories.

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