Is the SAAB Gripen E/F the right jet fighter to replace Canada’s ageing CF-18s? Léo-Paul explores
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?
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.
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.
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.
The recent decline of the Canadian dollar in relation to the US dollar will have a significant impact on the procurement of a replacement aircraft for the ageing fleet of CF-18s. Prospects look increasingly bleak for the F-35, but the aircraft still remains a strong competitor.