Grab 18 surplus Hornets from Australia by 2019 and launch a new replacement competition to conclude in 2022 with deliveries in 2025. Will this end the tired debate?
After arguing in part I the imperative for the RCAF to develop a mixed fleet composed of stealth and non-stealth platforms, Alexis Amini identifies in part II the most cost-effective manned/unmanned force structure Canada can acquire.
An important breakthrough has occurred in the development of the F-35 with the U.S. Air Force announcing the jets to be combat ready. The announcement comes at a time when Canada continues to invest in the F-35 program despite election promises stating otherwise.
How does politics slow the procurement process down? Marissa Young discusses the implications of Ottawa’s most recent shift away from the F-35.
The F-35 has had a turbulent time in Canadian defence procurement. Aleksi Korpela discusses the debate in Canada over CF-18 replacement from 2010 to 2016 and the vitality of the F-35 option.
In a series on the history of the F-35 in Canadian defence procurement, Aleksi Korpela discusses the CF-18 replacement debate from 2005 to 2010 and the disadvantages of competitive sourcing in major defence acquisitions.