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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 – 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 – Seaspan at Work: RCN JSSs Still Sliding Right (CCG icebreaker not for now)

12 Dec

The story: Federal shipbuilding program suffers delays Reports reveal construction of supply ships, polar icebreak is behind schedule. The federal shipbuilding program has hit another setback, as g…

Source: Mark Collins – Seaspan at Work: RCN JSSs Still Sliding Right (CCG icebreaker not for now)

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 – International Arms Trade: Look Ma! No Canada

6 Dec

A tweet: Brits rather punching above their weight. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

Source: Mark Collins – International Arms Trade: Look Ma! No Canada

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

Mark Collins – Dragon Devouring Eurotech, German Section–Obama Steps In

5 Dec

Further to this post, the outgoing US president gets tough (our PM noticing?): Obama Moves to Block Chinese Acquisition of a German Chip Maker The intervention in a Chinese company’s bid to buy a G…

Source: Mark Collins – Dragon Devouring Eurotech, German Section–Obama Steps In

Mark Collins – What Stinking RCAF Fighter “Capability Gap” for NORAD and NATO?

1 Dec

It looks like the Liberal Government cooked up a new operational requirement for RCAF fighters without bothering to consult the Air Force itself. GOOD FLIPPING GRIEF. Did the government even speak …

Source: Mark Collins – What Stinking RCAF Fighter “Capability Gap” for NORAD and NATO?

Mark Collins – New RCAF Fixed-Wing SAR Plane Choice Real Soon?

30 Nov

Further to these January and February posts respectively, RCAF Fixed-Wing SAR Bids In: No LockMart But Embraer [links to the contending aircraft at the post] New RCAF Fixed-Wing SAR: Evaluation of …

Source: Mark Collins – New RCAF Fixed-Wing SAR Plane Choice Real Soon?