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