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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?

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Mark Collins – RCAF and F-35: New Fighter Requirements, NORAD and Overseas

9 Nov

A Canadian Global Affairs Institute tweet of a pro-F-35 piece: But see from 2014: F-35 and Canada: Good for “Discretionary” Missions, But… …its “capabilities…are not a good fit for Canada’s non-dis…

Source: Mark Collins – RCAF and F-35: New Fighter Requirements, NORAD and Overseas

Mark Collins – Ontario Autos: Union Deals Made–Time for Fed Funding for Bombardier?

7 Nov

Further to this post (note likely federal auto subsidies coming at 2)–Ontario provincial money pretty much a dead cert too), Why Delay in Canadian Federal Funding for Bombardier? Ontario Auto…

Source: Mark Collins – Ontario Autos: Union Deals Made–Time for Fed Funding for Bombardier?

Mark Collins – 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: US Imagery via NGA

31 Oct

The US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the ultimate successor to the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC), publishes a summary with pictures–one below…

Source: Mark Collins – 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: US Imagery via NGA

Mark Collins – F-35 JPO PEO Goes to Ottawa

28 Oct

Lt. Gen. Bogdan pays us a visit: U.S. pitches F-35 jet to Ottawa as Liberals aim to replace fleet The U.S. Air Force made a last-minute pitch [the general actually represents the whole Pentagon] to…

Source: Mark Collins – F-35 JPO PEO Goes to Ottawa

Mark Collins – US Navy: Carriers or Subs, with the Dragon in Mind

21 Oct

Further to these posts, RAND on War Between the Dragon and the Eagle [note links at start] War Between the Dragon and the Eagle: USN Carriers up to It? some recommendations for the USN’s futu…

Source: Mark Collins – US Navy: Carriers or Subs, with the Dragon in Mind

Mark Collins – Now India Wants to Build Foreign Single-Engine Fighter (Gripen? F-16?)

11 Oct

Further to this post, En Flipping Fin: India Signs to buy 36 French Rafale Fighters one shudders to contemplate how long this process might go on–at Defense Industry Daily’s “Rapi…

Source: Mark Collins – Now India Wants to Build Foreign Single-Engine Fighter (Gripen? F-16?)