Canada’s relationship with the F-35 Lightning II Joint-Strike Fighter is a long and complicated one. In this article, Justin Dell provides an overview of this chapter in the history of Canadian military procurement, underscores some of the implications of Canada’s actions towards this weapons program, and argues that the Canadian government has made the wrong decision in turning its back on the aircraft.
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.
In part I of a two-part series, Alexis Amini discusses Canada’s imperative in acquiring a mixed fighter fleet composed of stealth and non-stealth aircrafts.
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.