An important breakthrough has occurred in the development of the F-35 with the U.S. Air Force announcing the jets to be combat ready. The announcement comes at a time when Canada continues to invest in the F-35 program despite election promises stating otherwise.
How does politics slow the procurement process down? Marissa Young discusses the implications of Ottawa’s most recent shift away from the F-35.
Recent procurement of F-35 stealth bombers by Canada’s allies have reignited the debate on whether or not Canada has made the right decision on the future of the RCAF.
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.