Canada’s relationship with the F-35 Lightning II Joint-Strike Fighter is a long and complicated one. In this article, Justin Dell provides an overview of this chapter in the history of Canadian military procurement, underscores some of the implications of Canada’s actions towards this weapons program, and argues that the Canadian government has made the wrong decision in turning its back on the aircraft.
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?
In part two of a three part series, Alexander Sawicki explains all of the major Canadian Forces procurement projects currently underway in the RCAF.
Instability negatively affects a state’s ability to procure. Will the pressure of external and internal politics mean Turkey will leave the F-35 program?