Tag Archives: RCAF

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 – 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?)

Mark Collins – RCAF CF-18 Life Extension: Will Canadian Government Actually Act?

6 Oct

Further to this 2014 story, Canada [Conservative government] to funnel money into upgrades to keep CF-18 fighter jets flying  and to this April post, RCAF: Decisions Needed on Extending CF-18 Horne…

Source: Mark Collins – RCAF CF-18 Life Extension: Will Canadian Government Actually Act?

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 – “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”

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 – Defence Budget One Percent GDP: What Balance Between Canadian Armed Services?

10 Aug

A retired Army colonel regretfully assesses that the regular Army is too large–an excerpt from a very cogent piece at the “CDA Institute Blog: The Forum”: Core Challenge for the D…

Source: Mark Collins – Defence Budget One Percent GDP: What Balance Between Canadian Armed Services?

Mark Collins- Canadian UN Peacekeeping in Mali? RCAF Helicopters? Part 2

3 Aug

Further to this post, excerpts from a major piece by the CBC’s excellent Brian Stewart: Analysis: Trudeau government taking a long look at precarious peacekeeping options It’s not surpr…

Source: Mark Collins- Canadian UN Peacekeeping in Mali? RCAF Helicopters? Part 2

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 UN Peacekeeping in Mali? RCAF Helicopters?

26 Jul

Further to these posts, Netherlands and UN Peacekeeping (sort of) in Mali–Canada? Canadian Government’s Peacekeeping Heart: With France in Africa it Seems there’s a gap coming with which our …

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian UN Peacekeeping in Mali? RCAF Helicopters?