The F-35 has had a turbulent time in Canadian defence procurement. Aleksi Korpela discusses the debate in Canada over CF-18 replacement from 2010 to 2016 and the vitality of the F-35 option.
Author: Aleksi Korpela
The New Top Gun? Russia’s Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighter
Russian officials have extolled the T-50 jet fighter as the new top-gun stealth aircraft – but is it really? Aleksi Korpela takes a closer look at PAK FA and its procurement history.
Preparing for the Unthinkable? Russian Intelligence Activity in Finland and Sweden
Aleksi Korpela discusses Russian intelligence activities in Finland and Sweden and the growing military threat.
The F-35 and Canadian Defence Procurement: Part III
In a series on the history of the F-35 in Canadian defence procurement, Aleksi Korpela discusses the CF-18 replacement debate from 2005 to 2010 and the disadvantages of competitive sourcing in major defence acquisitions.
The F-35 and Canadian Defence Procurement: Part II
In a series on the history of the F-35 in Canadian defence procurement, Aleksi Korpela discusses the system development and demonstration phase of the Joint Strike Fighter program and the importance of aircraft stealth in modern air operations.
Improving Canada’s Defence Procurement
Aleksi Korpela explains the interconnected nature of the problems in Canadian defence procurement as an introduction to Canada’s Defence Perspectives 2020-2050: Recapitalization and the Canadian Forces.
The F-35 and Canadian Defence Procurement: Part I
In a series on the history of the F-35 in Canadian defence procurement, Aleksi Korpela explores the creation of the Joint Strike Fighter program and the motivation for Canadian involvement from 1997-2001.
Jegertroppen: Norway’s All-Female Special Forces Unit
Aleksi Korpela discusses the creation of Norway’s all-female Jegertroppen, and the prospects for women in the Norwegian Armed Forces.
The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy: Progress and Prospects
Aleksi Korpela discusses the current progress and problems of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.
The Long, Winding Road of CH-148 Procurement
Aleksi Korpela outlines the troublesome acquisition of the CH-148 and the cost of delays in project delivery.