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Argus II?

Proposal to use Canadian designed aircraft for Canadian needs.

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Posted in Acquisitions, Allies, Canadian American Strategic Review, Canadian Forces, Canadian Industry, Modest Proposal, RCAF, RCN, Sovereignty

Twin Option for the Twin Otters: Simple Solutions are often the Best

Converting NAPS to Acquisitions … or, DND attitudes towards Canadian Aircraft Makers The National Aircraft Procurement System (NAPS) does not exist – but an outside observer could be forgiven for thinking that there was a real ‘NAPS’. For those making

Posted in Acquisitions, Arctic, Canadian Forces, Canadian Industry, Modest Proposal, RCAF, Reserves, Sovereignty

Twin Otters for Twin Otters – Buying ‘New’ makes financial sense … so does adding similar Guardian 400 surveillance aircraft to the mix

Ed: In my previous Op/Ed article, Twin Options for the Twin Otters – Simple Solutions are often the Best, I noted that the cost of buying brand-new Series 400 Twin Otters from Victoria’s Viking Air is only a tad more

Posted in Acquisitions, Arctic, Canadian Forces, Canadian Industry, Modest Proposal, RCAF, Sovereignty

Name For The Navy

When Irving Shipbuilding starts construction of the new Canadian Surface Combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy, there will be a great deal of discussion on how these ships should be named. Two main themes emerge if we study how Corvettes,

Posted in Acquisitions, Canadian Forces, RCN

RCAF CF-156B for the COIN Role?

Note: This was originally published on the Canadian American Strategic Review in July 2008. The content is slightly outdated, but is offered here unedited to show how Canada has missed an opportunity. With even the USAF now looking at light

Posted in Acquisitions, Canadian Forces, RCAF

Northern Growler: Super Hornet Alternatives to an Early F-35 Buy

Originally Published on Canadian American Strategic Review: April 2012 Update Nov 2012: Anticipating an upcoming KPMG review of F-35 costs (prompted by the Auditor-General ), PWGSC Minister, Rona Ambrose, announced that the National Fighter Procurement Secretariat will examine all fighter

Posted in Acquisitions, Canadian American Strategic Review, Canadian Forces, CASR, Modest Proposal, RCAF
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