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?
Tag: CF-18 replacement
A deeper look at the necessity of a mixed RCAF fighter fleet: part II
After arguing in part I the imperative for the RCAF to develop a mixed fleet composed of stealth and non-stealth platforms, Alexis Amini identifies in part II the most cost-effective manned/unmanned force structure Canada can acquire.
Replacing Canada’s CF-18s: the Case for the Swedish SAAB Gripen E/F
Is the SAAB Gripen E/F the right jet fighter to replace Canada’s ageing CF-18s? Léo-Paul explores
U.S. Air Force Announces Its First F-35s to be “Combat Ready”
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.
The Politicization of Procurement
How does politics slow the procurement process down? Marissa Young discusses the implications of Ottawa’s most recent shift away from the F-35.
The F-35: Canada’s Allies Can See the Benefits, Why Can’t We?
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.
The F-35 and Canadian Defence Procurement: Part IV
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.
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.
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.