National Newswatch

A J.D. Irving company has been awarded a federal government contract to maintain Canada’s current fleet of warships in a deal that could be worth up to $552 million over the next 22 years.

Halifax-based Fleetway Inc. will carry out in-service support for systems engineering and technical data management for the 12 Halifax-class frigates, the Department of National Defence announced Monday.

Last summer, Ottawa said it would spend $7.5 billion to maintain the Halifax-class ships.

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