Tag Archives: NORAD

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 – 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 – 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?

Mark Collins – Canada and Missile Defence plus Russian Cruise Missile Threat

14 Nov

The conclusion of a November 14 presentation by CGAI Senior Analyst Dave Perry to the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence (the sort of serious discussion of broad defence iss…

Source: Mark Collins – Canada and Missile Defence plus Russian Cruise Missile Threat

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 Bear and the North American Arctic: Not Really to Worry (for now)

13 Oct

Further to this 2015 post, Arctic Tensions Not Really About the Region but Relations With Russia No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters some sensible words from an American at War on t…

Source: Mark Collins – The Bear and the North American Arctic: Not Really to Worry (for now)

Mark Collins – Canada Should Just Say “Yes” to Missile Defence, Cont’d (plus Russian cruise missile threat)

29 Sep

Further to these posts, Canada Should Just Say “Yes” to Missile Defence, North Korea in Mind A retired Canadian diplomat, most recently our government’s political adviser to NORAD’s (and US NORTHCO…

Source: Mark Collins – Canada Should Just Say “Yes” to Missile Defence, Cont’d (plus Russian cruise missile threat)

Mark Collins – “Part 2: Interview with Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of [Canadian] defence staff”

29 Aug

At Vanguard magazine, with a link to Part 1–interesting (curious?) that there is no specific mention of either NATO or NORAD. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canad…

Source: Mark Collins – “Part 2: Interview with Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of [Canadian] defence staff”