Canada F 35

Defence Expert's F-35 Warning To Tories

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An independent panel that examined Canada's alternatives to the F-35 is expected to provide a nuts-and-bolts view Thursday of its 18-month as...

New F-35 Report Raises New Concerns

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Two groups opposed to the possible purchase of the F-35 say the single-engine jet fighter would be too dangerous for the Canadian military to...

Cost For F-35 Fleet Could Reach $126 Billion: Expert

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new report by two think-tanks says the operating costs of Canada's proposed new stealth fighter could be considerably higher than what Harp...

Feds Done Looking At F-35 Rivals

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The ball is now firmly in the Harper government's court when it comes to deciding whether to stick with the oft-maligned F-35 fighter jet pro...

Fewer Planes, Ships, Planes For DND

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The badly needed new equipment on the Canadian military's shopping list may end up becoming a wish list over the next three years after Tuesd...

Canada's Navy Is a Sinking Ship

Joyce Murray | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Joyce Murray

The government's budgeting problems will force the Navy to choose between acquiring either fewer ships, or ships that are significantly less capable than they need. The fact that Canada's Chief of Defence Staff does not know the government's plan is proof there is not one.

'This Is The Airplane I'm Gonna Strap On Every Day'

CBC | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Politics

The fight is definitely on at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle. Here, the first corps of pilots to be trained on Lockheed Ma...

Leaked F-35 Report Spurs Safety Concerns

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Opposition parties say the Harper government should exclude the F-35 from its search for replacements for Canada's CF-18 jets after a new Pen...

What Happened to Canadian Innovation?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Business
Rachel Décoste

On Prime Minister Diefenbaker's Black Friday, it was announced that 14,000 jobs would vanish. The most sophisticated aircraft in the world, the Avro Arrow, would be dismantled and the pride of an entire country was slain along with it. I believe Canada has what it takes to produce another Avro Arrow.

Meet The New F-35 Rival

CBC | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Politics

In a dogfight of defence contractors, the hunter can quickly become the hunted. It's happening now to the F-35. The world's largest defen...

Pentagon Grounds F-35s Due To Engine Blade Crack

CBC | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Politics

Flights of all F-35 fighter planes were suspended Friday by the Pentagon after a routine check exposed a crack on a turbine blade of an aircraft. ...

A Stealthy Manoeuvre to Keep the F-35 Alive

Matthew Kellway | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Matthew Kellway

"We will not be constrained by the Statement of Requirements," says the Minister announcing the (re)start of an Options Analysis. No kidding. There...

Another Embarrassment For Harper Government?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA -- The navy's long-delayed, much-studied joint support ship program is expected to come under the political microscope within weeks in what is ...

How Do You Like Him Now?

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper, we hardly know you.Almost seven years after Harper led his Conservatives to office and ended more than a decade of uninterrup...

What If the F-35 Was a Low-Budget Film?

Randall Wakelam | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada
Randall Wakelam

If a producer was to consider making a feature film about the F-35 procurement process she or he might, given the events over the past few years either go with one of two genres: Max Senate and the Keystone cops, or Federico Fellini for something a bit more surreal. Somewhere between those two extremes lies, I would think, the reality of the storyline.

Tories Accused Of Whitewashing F-35 Review

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP accused the Conservatives of using a House of Commons committee to whitewash the auditor general's scathing indictment of the governm...

Tories To Outsource F-35 Review

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The government is looking for an independent firm to review how the program to buy new stealth fighters was handled.Public Works has issued a...

Harper Flubs Foreign Affairs File -- Again

Rachel Décoste | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making a trip to New York this week, but it isn't to attend a United Nations meeting to which Canada was extended an invitation. The Prime Minister will instead be in the glitzy hotel, where he is due to receive an award from the little-known Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith partnership of corporate and religious leaders. Between the successive fossil awards for environmental savagery and the unfortunate de-funding of reproductive health in foreign aid, the Harper government continues to slide Canada's international influence down to the gutter.

KPMG To Review F-35 Costs

CBC | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Politics

A contract to review the costs of Canada's fighter jet replacement program has been awarded to the audit firm KPMG, the federal government said Friday...

Feds Scuffled With Auditor Over F-35 Report

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper may have accepted the auditor general's scathing criticism of the troubled F-35 program, but newly released doc...

He's Got Issues (To Deal With)

CBC | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Politics

In announcing Lt.-Gen. Tom Lawson as the government's pick to head the Canadian Forces, Defence Minister Peter MacKay said the promotion comes at "an ...

F-35s May Be Ready To Leave The Nest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Politics

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - The oft-maligned F-35 has passed an important development milestone by dropping its first test bomb.The practice run happened Wedne...

PHOTOS: Inside The Giant Factory Building Canada's F-35s

The Huffington Post Quebec | Nicolas Laffont | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Business

The Lockheed-Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas, where Canada’s F-35 jets are being manufactured, is gigantic. You need a motorized cart to get ar...

Tories Redraw Military Wish List

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is redrafting its extensive, multi-billion shopping list of equipment for the Canadian military in an exercise many obs...

Is That the F-35 Engine Starting? Or My Headache?

Murray Brewster | Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Murray Brewster

There are some who say the F-35 is all about capability, and giving the air force the plan it needs to bomb the crap out of China or Russia. There is something to be said for that argument, but now is not the time to make it because with roughly four million of the estimated 10 million lines of software which power this jet have yet to be written. How do we know this toy will work as advertised?