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.
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.
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?
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“Air-to-air refueling is incredibly complex and delicate. Paul Pryce explains how this could become even more so as Canada seeks to replace its fighter aircraft.”
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 […]