Canada hires retired British admiral to assist with shipbuilding strategy

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(OTTAWA) — The federal government has chosen a retired British Royal Navy admiral to be expert adviser on Canada's National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, CBC News reported. Steve Brunton served in the Royal Navy for 36 years, most of which was spent in acquisitions. He will provide officials with advice on different areas of the strategy, which aims to rebuild the Canadian Coast Guard and navy. The NSPS has been hampered by budgetary problems and build contracts have only been awarded for two of six classes of ships.

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By Professional Mariner Staff