Does Canada’s recent Defence Policy really provide a transparent and fully funded plan for the RCAF?
Canada’s recent Defence Policy presents a 20-year vision for the CAF. Is this policy realistic? This report summarizes Touraj Riazi’s and Ian Pelekis’ initial findings, in the first part of this series.
In part I of a two-part series, Alexis Amini discusses Canada’s imperative in acquiring a mixed fighter fleet composed of stealth and non-stealth aircrafts.
With an open competition to find a permanent replacement for Canada’s CF-18s set for the early 2020s, Alexis Amini discusses the economic and military benefits of having a mixed fighter fleet.
In five years time, The Canadian government will need to make a decision concerning the CF-18 replacements. Having an open competition where F-35s win may provide a closer scenario where Canada can acquire the right equipment, at the right price, at the right time. Must we only pick two?
Canada faces two program options in replacing its 79 operational CF-18 Hornets: replacing them entirely with 65 new F-35s at $17 billion to $45.8 billion or repairing the current Hornets. Currently, Canada has paid the latest payment to the F-35’s Joint Strike Fighter program, delaying the imminent decision the Liberal government faces in replacing the […]