The Cost of Canada’s Surface Combatants: 2021 Update and Options Analysis


In response to a request by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates (OGGO), this report presents a costing analysis of building Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC) with the continuation of the Type 26, as well as the cost for two alternate designs: the FREMM and the Type 31e.

Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project: The Cost of Type 26 and Alternate Designs. Type 26 (Current program: 15 Type 26) $77.3B; FREMM: Scenario 1: 15 FREMM $71.1B/Scenario 2: 3 Type 26 + 12 FREMM $71.9B; Type 31e: Scenario 1: 15 Type 31e $27.5B/Scenario 2: 3 Type 26 + 12 Type 31e $37.5B.