USAF professional head was in Ottawa with RCAF while Trudeau and Anand were at NORAD--laying down the law? Strange no mention I can see from our government:
Starting to feel like a full-court press from Biden admin. on NORAD etc.
Just imagine how much faster and cheaper these ships for CCG would be if purchased abroad (but now Coast Guard spending counts towards that NATO GDP target so maybe gov't likes that high cost)--and over three years just to get an agreement in place before any contracts. How many ships will be...
I find it hard to believe that the whole acquisition will simply be abandoned whatever the CC-295's deficiencies; but the whole procurement process was completely FUBAR, far too much politics and media hoo-hah. The final para really is not material:
And very useful on NATO, Korean War, Suez Crisis:
Disclosure: I worked on book...
Another for AvGeeks:
Cold War Fighters: Canadian Aircraft Procurement, 1945-54
by Colonel (ret'd) Randall Wakelam
Cold War Fighters: Canadian Aircraft Procurement, 1945-54: Wakelam, Colonel (ret'd) Randall: 9780774821490: Books - Amazon.ca
Nothing like a serious increase in budget--graph from p. 153 PDF here:
See also p. 132, 134 PDF. Note this at latter--money for North, NORAD not new:
No there there.
Never never, ever more expensive land:
And whenever will Seaspan build the "up to 16 Multi-Purpose Vessels to support a variety of missions, including light icebreaking, environmental response, and offshore search and rescue" that PM Trudeau announced in 2015...
One suspects a Bombardier bizjet platform (if company still building them at the end of the decade) would be a preferred solution for Canadian gov't:
1) From Bombardier:
2) Saab seems to have given up its...
Start of very good piece at Conference on Defence Associations Institute:
Three ways to improve defence procurement in Canada
Richard B. Fadden, O.C. former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and Deputy Minister of National Defence
LGen (ret) Guy Thibault, former Vice Chief of...
Note that Viking Air has now been placed under DeHavilland Canada along with former holding company Longview Aviation:
Since new DHC 515 water...