Tag Archives: RCAF

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 – 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 – RCAF Chinook Helos for UN Peacekeeping Mali? Canadian Army?

3 Nov

Source: Mark Collins – RCAF Chinook Helos for UN Peacekeeping Mali? Canadian Army?

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”