Tag Archives: F-35

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 – 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 – Now Likely? Canada to Sole-Source Some Super Hornets for RCAF After All?

22 Nov

Further to this post, keep your eyes open during my blogging break for a week beginning tomorrow, November 22–whole lot of anonymice being sources: Cabinet could decide fighter jet plan as ea…

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

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 – 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 – “The Fourth Dimension: The F-35 Program, [Canadian] Defence Procurement, and the Conservative Government, 2006–2015”

15 Sep

Have a look at Vimy Paper 33 by Richard Shimooka (a long-time supporter of the Joint Strike Fighter), at the Conference of Defence Associations Institute; lots of–unattributed–inside st…

Source: Mark Collins – “The Fourth Dimension: The F-35 Program, [Canadian] Defence Procurement, and the Conservative Government, 2006–2015”

Mark Collins – Yes, Virginia, There is a Canadian “Cabinet Committee on Defence Procurement”

22 Aug

Further to this excerpt from an earlier post, … Sources said the file is currently in front of the cabinet “ad hoc” committee on defence procurement, which is chaired by Natural Resources Min…

Source: Mark Collins – Yes, Virginia, There is a Canadian “Cabinet Committee on Defence Procurement”

Mark Collins – War Between the Dragon and the Eagle: USN Carriers up to It?

5 Aug

Further to this post (note “Comments”), RAND on War Between the Dragon and the Eagle the carriers’ future capabilities are questioned (both the people quoted are retired naval off…

Source: Mark Collins – War Between the Dragon and the Eagle: USN Carriers up to It?

Mark Collins – New RCAF Fighter: Debate on F-35 vs Rest, esp. Super Hornet

2 Aug

Further to this post and “Comments”, New RCAF Fighter: Consult, Consult, Consult (with industry)–Why Not Just Compete? the start of two interesting posts by two different people at Miln…

Source: Mark Collins – New RCAF Fighter: Debate on F-35 vs Rest, esp. Super Hornet

Mark Collins – Canadian-Based Cyber Chispy Sentenced in US

15 Jul

Further to this post, Cyber Espionage vs US Defence Industry: Chinese Resident of Canada Pleads Guilty there is of course no connection to anyone official in Dragonland. Right. See what the Chicom …

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian-Based Cyber Chispy Sentenced in US