The Liberal government fumbled their attempt to fulfill their election promises to promptly and appropriately outfit the RCAF with badly-needed fighter planes. Now, they must scramble to save face.
Does Canada’s recent Defence Policy really provide a transparent and fully funded plan for the RCAF?
On Wednesday, March 8th, Canadian Armed Forces program editor Alexis Amini was interviewed by the Monocle Daily on the topic of Canada’s fighter jet procurement.
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.
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 […]