They are the smallest of MAN’s big line. 7200KW per is certainly enough.
According to the blueprint, HMG is not doing to bad. Tons of equipment expenditures is what is going to move our defence/gdp toward to 2%.
And thus, we circle back, inexorably, back to the Gripen. If we start building fighters in Canada, we will never be able to stop. The pattern will change when we join with Saab/Sweden, BAE/Britain and Leonardo/Italy for the Tempest program.
Just an FYI, my MP is a Liberal. I asked her, amongst many other question (and from a good distance) about military procurement, she said they are going to buy new planes because they are simply out of time.
Also, when I spoke to Minister Sajjan very briefly last fall, I asked him if they were...
That’s exactly why the government will not shutdown public projects.
$17 billion over 20 years is not that much. Now, instead of $3 gigadollars per year, we will spend $3.85 Giga Loonies. Not chump change, but real a big deal either.
I’ll defer to your expertise on force structure. My point is that none of the bids are ideal.
Lockheed said they may build a factory for the C-130 in the Vancouver area. That would win the industrial for me. Buy the supply chain is so brittle that they have yet been able to movie F-35 parts...