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?
Claudia Nieroda discusses the need to diversify the Canadian government’s procurement portfolio.
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 Read More…
What do Canadians need to know about procurement? Elise Wagner delves into the essential knowledge that everyone should realize about the process that shapes foreign policy.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, are an important tool for armed forces. After years of setback, Canada’s Armed Forces have finally purchased drone technology. Elise Wagner discusses how Canada got to this important milestone of modern warfare.
Once the weapon of choice for science fiction writers, laser are fast becoming the focus of states and weapons manufacturers as new technological developments emerge.
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.
Instability negatively affects a state’s ability to procure. Will the pressure of external and internal politics mean Turkey will leave the F-35 program?
How does politics slow the procurement process down? Marissa Young discusses the implications of Ottawa’s most recent shift away from the F-35.
In times of national security threats, procurement needs to happen swiftly. Ensuring that financial resources are not wasted is the focus of new legislation.