its funny as a layperson I would think the AOR/MCDV/AOPS would be combatants but not warships as I imagine warships as being capable of doing serious damageAgain, my ignorance, besides the definition above, isn't AOPS also armed with the BAE 25mm Mk 38 machine gun system that features a highly accurate gun targeting and surveillance system, as well as the M242 Cannon. Doesn't this make it a warship although it isn't built to conventional navy milspecs? Doesn't this make it a warship? If it isn't then shouldn't the Canadian Coast Guard be responsible for all the tasks assigned to AOPS class of ships and crew them?
I'm not trying to be a smart ass.