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?
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.