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CDA Institute Research Fellow Richard Shimooka recently published a piece in the National Post that compares the cost of the F-​35 and Super Hornet. We are pleased to have his permission to repost the article on our Blog: The Forum. Over the past week, Canadians have been bombarded by claims about the cost and suitability of the F-​35 aircraft and its various competitors. If the public is to make a decision,…
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This week’s briefing contains your post-​Canada Day dose of security and defence reading, from the CDA Institute’s analysts and guest writers. We have a summary of a recent CDA event “Operation Husky: Then and Now, and the Story of Gino Farnetti-​Bragaglia,” by Rachael Bryson; an analysis of the situation in Iraq, ISIS and regional realities, by Rob Cook; a second blog post on the safety of the single-​engine F-​35, by Richard…
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By Richard Shimooka The first blog post in this series addressed Michael Byers’ One Dead Pilot report’s assertions on single engine reliability. Although the redundancy of twin engines may be important in some cases, historical flight safety data shows us that there are far more significant issues that are completely ignored by this narrow perspective. In an upcoming study published in the Canadian Military Journal, I examine the early safety record…
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Contents of this Briefing: 1) From the Desk of the Executive Director 2) “Soldiers Silenced? Freedom of Speech and the Canadian Armed Forces“ 3) “F-​35 Flight Safety: Examining the One Dead Pilot Report“ 4) “Blast from the Past’: Canada and the missile defence debate“ 5) Briefing On The Process For The Evaluation of Options To Replace The CF-​18 Fleet 6) Defence Acquisition Guide Click here to read the entire briefing! …
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Following the Auditor General’s critical review of the process to replace Canada’s aging fleet of CF-​18 fighter jets, the Canadian Government produced a seven-​point plan meant to address the procedural shortcomings identified in the AG’s report. As part of the reset process prescribed by the seven-​point plan, the government commissioned an independent panel of experts to oversee the RCAF’s evaluation of the four remaining options to replace the CF-18.[1] After 14
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