Archive | November, 2016

Mark Collins – Canada to Sole-Source Some Super Hornets for RCAF After All?

18 Nov

Further to these posts, Cabinet Committee to Take Sting out of Sole-Sourcing RCAF Super Hornets? CF-18 Life Extension? [June] New RCAF Fighter: Consult, Consult, Consult (with industry)–Why Not Jus…

Source: Mark Collins – Canada to Sole-Source Some Super Hornets for RCAF After All?

Mark Collins – Davie Québec Actually Going to Supply Some Icebreakers for Coast Guard?

18 Nov

Further to this post, Davie Québec Wants to Build Icebreaker for, Unload Other Vessels on, Canadian Coast Guard, Part 2 it now looks like the company (website here) has a real opening; Lord knows t…

Source: Mark Collins – Davie Québec Actually Going to Supply Some Icebreakers for Coast Guard?

Mark Collins – Trump Transition: National Security/Foreign Policy

16 Nov

Leaks, rumour, speculation–at Foreign Policy: SitRep: Huge Changes in Trump NatSec Team; Pentagon Pick Likely This Week Big day. Tuesday [Nov. 15] was a quite a day in the transition effort o…

Source: Mark Collins – Trump Transition: National Security/Foreign Policy

Mark Collins – The Incredible Shrinking Guns Only Royal Navy

16 Nov

Really back to the future for the surface fleet: British Navy to Lose Missiles and be Left Only with Guns HMS Iron Duke [Type 23 frigate, more here] fires Harpoon missile, Oct. 18, 2010 (photo: Roy…

Source: Mark Collins – The Incredible Shrinking Guns Only Royal Navy

Mark Collins – Irving Working with BAE Systems: Implications for RCN Canadian Surface Combatant?

15 Nov

Further to this post, RFP Finally Issued for RCN Canadian Surface Combatant: “eye-watering” Details Wanted there is something of a fishy smell to the collaboration below in terms of the CSC competi…

Source: Mark Collins – Irving Working with BAE Systems: Implications for RCN Canadian Surface Combatant?

Mark Collins – Donald Trump’s Victory, or, “America’s Emerging Nationalism Crisis”

15 Nov

Excerpts from an article by John Schindler of The XX Committee blog: …It would be wrong to impute huge numbers of down-market whites voting for Trump simply to racism, as many on the left pre…

Source: Mark Collins – Donald Trump’s Victory, or, “America’s Emerging Nationalism Crisis”

Mark Collins – Hong Kong’s Growing Chicom Heebie Jeebies, Part 2

14 Nov

Further to this post (“Disappeared people pop up on the mainland and say the darnedest things…’), the Dragon gets ever more intrusive–oppressive? Beijing Tightens Its Grip i…

Source: Mark Collins – Hong Kong’s Growing Chicom Heebie Jeebies, Part 2

Mark Collins – Canada and Missile Defence plus Russian Cruise Missile Threat

14 Nov

The conclusion of a November 14 presentation by CGAI Senior Analyst Dave Perry to the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence (the sort of serious discussion of broad defence iss…

Source: Mark Collins – Canada and Missile Defence plus Russian Cruise Missile Threat

Mark Collins – Take that Dragon! Indian PM Modi Embraces the Rising Sun (plus the Eagle and the Bear)

14 Nov

Another azimut in the making, with a nuclear angle: Strong Japan-India ties can help stabilize the world, says Modi Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday [Nov. 11] praised the “growin…

Source: Mark Collins – Take that Dragon! Indian PM Modi Embraces the Rising Sun (plus the Eagle and the Bear)

Mark Collins – Canadian Forces into Africa with UN for Three Years: Where? (hint Mali plus…)

14 Nov

Further to this post (note Senegal as logistics hub in “Comments”), RCAF Chinook Helos for UN Peacekeeping Mali? Canadian Army? the national defence minister gives a timeline and some d…

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian Forces into Africa with UN for Three Years: Where? (hint Mali plus…)