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Worst-case scenarios and the F-35

It’s not surprising that F-35 briefings by officials in the Department of National Defence (DND) point to growing dangers in a threatening world – that’s their job. Nor is it surprising that DND wants the most advanced fighter aircraft money … Continue reading

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The F-35: Canada’s air defence needs, compared with what?

That Canada needs a credible air defence capability is not in dispute; the challenge is to balance that with the other urgent needs on a rather long list.  Canada needs a fleet of fast, long-range aircraft with a capacity to … Continue reading

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Canada and the F-35: Industrial Strategy Becomes Defence Policy

Canada’s participation in the US-led Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program began in 1997[1] as an aerospace industry initiative and emerged in 2010 as a fully formed air defence policy. Setting aside for now the yet-to-be-debated question of Canada’s future air … Continue reading

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