Washington Marine Group (WMG) has collaborated with Thales Canada to provide a single solution for the Canadian Navy’s future build and in service support of the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).

Under the C$2bn (US$2bn) AOPS programme, WMG and Thales will deliver six ice breaking patrol vessels to the Canadian Navy, as part of the federal government’s national shipbuilding procurement strategy (NSPS).

WMG is currently providing in-service support for the Canadian submarine fleet and mid-life extension for Canadian patrol frigates, and building motorised lifeboats for the Canadian Coastguard.

The AOPS programme is one of the initial programmes that will form part of the C$40bn NSPS.