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Mark Collins – World Defence Spending 2015/2016

15 Dec

A tweet–US$, Canada steady at no. 15 (what do we buy–only part of defence spending–for it?): Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs In…

Source: Mark Collins – World Defence Spending 2015/2016

Mark Collins – Big Dragon “Yikes!”–From 2010 to 2020 “China is set to nearly double its military spending…”

15 Dec

This should sure get the attention of PEOTUS Trump–the rest of the headline: …as an arms race heats up in Asia. China’s defense spending will balloon to $233 billion in 2020, up f…

Source: Mark Collins – Big Dragon “Yikes!”–From 2010 to 2020 “China is set to nearly double its military spending…”

Mark Collins – SNAFU, or, Canadian Defence Procurement

13 Dec

The start and end of a book review by Matthew Fisher, a rare Canadian journalist who is actually interested in matters military and has a real understanding of them–and note the deleterious r…

Source: Mark Collins – SNAFU, or, Canadian Defence Procurement

Mark Collins – “Slow Erosion of Military History” (in Canada)

12 Dec

A post of mine at Milnet.ca–scroll up for context. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

Source: Mark Collins – “Slow Erosion of Military History” (in Canada)

Mark Collins – We Have a Winner! RCAF Fixed-Wing SAR: 16 Airbus C295W for $2.4B

8 Dec

Initial cost, after a twelve-year process! Further to this post, New RCAF Fixed-Wing SAR Plane Choice Real Soon? a deal at long-last done (note at end of post additional refueling, transport roles …

Source: Mark Collins – We Have a Winner! RCAF Fixed-Wing SAR: 16 Airbus C295W for $2.4B

Mark Collins- RCN Canadian Surface Combatant, Irving, Intellectual Property…and Espionage (plus fighters and Trump)

5 Dec

Further to these posts, RCN Canadian Surface Combatant: Intellectual Property Brouhaha Irving Halifax Has Lead Evaluating RCN Canadian Surface Combatant Design/Weapons Systems Bids Irving Working w…

Source: Mark Collins- RCN Canadian Surface Combatant, Irving, Intellectual Property…and Espionage (plus fighters and Trump)

Mark Collins – Winter 2016/17 Edition of CDA Institute’s “ON TRACK” Magazine

5 Dec

Contents via a message from the CDAI: … Ottawa, 1 December 2016 – The CDA Institute is pleased to release the latest issue of ON TRACK which features thoughtful and informative articles…

Source: Mark Collins – Winter 2016/17 Edition of CDA Institute’s “ON TRACK” Magazine