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Mark Collins – Future F-16s Built in India, Including for Export?

8 Aug

LockMart sure is trying hard to keep the fighter in production–and to keep making profits. At the Viper’s home town paper in Texas: Lockheed Martin may shift F-16 production to India Wi…

Source: Mark Collins – Future F-16s Built in India, Including for Export?

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Mark Collins – New USAF ICBMs/New USAF Nuke ALCM (cruise missile)

2 Aug

Keep in mind that nuclear weapons are still very much part of American defence: 1) At Defense Industry Daily–the start of a major article: Missile Envy: Modernizing the US ICBM Force August 1…

Source: Mark Collins – New USAF ICBMs/New USAF Nuke ALCM (cruise missile)

Mark Collins – RADARSAT Constellation: New Canadian Satellites and Maritime, Arctic Surveillance, Part 2

20 Jun

Further to this post, a contract is awarded for what should be a very useful system–note capability to support Canadian Forces abroad: MDA gets $4.5-M contract in space-based maritime surveil…

Source: Mark Collins – RADARSAT Constellation: New Canadian Satellites and Maritime, Arctic Surveillance, Part 2

Mark Collins – New Canadian Fighter: F-35 vs Super Hornet–Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Hit the Fan

10 Jun

Further to this post, Cabinet Committee to Take Sting out of Sole-Sourcing RCAF Super Hornets? CF-18 Life Extension? the government sure is digging itself into quite a hole, especially as an awful …

Source: Mark Collins – New Canadian Fighter: F-35 vs Super Hornet–Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Hit the Fan

Mark Collins – Bombardier Loss-Leads CSeries to Delta–Big Time (plus Canadian politics)

29 Apr

One does wonder when the jetliner might ever be profitable in a serious capitalist sense; and the company still wants/needs fed funds in spite of this big deal: 1) Globe and Mail: Bombardier gets m…

Source: Mark Collins – Bombardier Loss-Leads CSeries to Delta–Big Time (plus Canadian politics)

Mark Collins – Bombardier Airframe for New USAF ISR Plane? Part 2

28 Mar

Further to this June 2015 post, the bombardier airframe is still in the running: Raytheon and Northrop contracted for JSTARS radar battle The US Air Force has locked in Raytheon and Northrop Grumma…

Source: Mark Collins – Bombardier Airframe for New USAF ISR Plane? Part 2

Mark Collins – Bombardier Says Doesn’t Need Federal Bailout

24 Mar

Further to this post (and “Comments”), Bombardier Giving Planes Away as Ottawa Bailout Looks Inevitable it still sounds very much as if Ottawa plans to cough up the US$ one billion the …

Source: Mark Collins – Bombardier Says Doesn’t Need Federal Bailout