Royal Canadian Air Force

F/A-18E Super Hornet Bridges Gap Between Now And Drone Warfare

Jonathan Wade | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

The Super Hornet is by far the best alternative for Canada and will keep the RCAF operational for the next 25 years -- a critical timeline for future drone warfare. By then, Boeing and Lockheed Martin will most likely have some workable unmanned fighter drones; a great option for Canada to keep constant surveillance in the Arctic and its coasts.

The F/A-18E Super Hornet Is What Canada Needs

Jonathan Wade | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

Does Canada need a fifth-generation stealth multirole fighter? I don't think so. As a matter of fact, beside the F-35 fiasco in general, Canada cannot afford such an expensive plane that had limited capabilities. A project worth more than $8 billion at the start, many experts now evaluate it at more than $49 billion. This might include all acquisition, sustainment and operating costs but does not guarantee the price won't go up again due other issues with the aircraft.

Liberals' Military Spending Delay Leaves Canada Vulnerable

Jonathan Wade | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

The Canadian Forces will once again have to wait to receive new much-needed equipment. Whether it is new fighter aircraft, ships or vehicles, the federal budget has postponed more than $3.7 billion in military spending until 2020 -- or later. As a matter of fact, the latest federal budget is another slap to the Canadian Forces' face. Bill Morneau, Canada's finance minister, said the Liberals are postponing defence spending to figure out defence priorities.

Trudeau Government Shops Around For Military Drones

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2016 | Canada Politics

But the tire-kicking exercise is setting the stage for a potentially bruising policy debate.

Ghomeshi Trial Could Hurt Military Efforts To End Sexual Misconduct

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2016 | Canada Politics

"The trial will probably set back the clock for victims that might be thinking of coming forward."

Veterans Reflect On What Remembrance Day Means To Them

CP | Keith Doucette, Bill Graveland, Allison Jones and Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living

"That's always been a critical day for me, an emotional day."

Air Force Has New Top Gun

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2016 | Canada Politics

Say hello to the Royal Canadian Air Force's new commander.

4 Jump From Truck Before It Goes Over Cliff

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

COMOX, B.C. - Four people survived a dramatic crash in which they were forced to jump out of a pickup truck just before the vehicle plunged over a cli...

More Military Branches To Get Royal Designation?

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The decision to rebrand the Canadian Forces touched off a Royal ruckus of sorts last year as National Defence went about extending the name c...

Cost Of Military Name Change Still Vaguely 'Priceless'

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - One Access to Information request to determine how much it cost Canadian taxpayers to rechristen the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal ...

Helicopter-Maker Comes Up Short On RCAF Delivery

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The manufacturer of the air force's new maritime helicopter has told National Defence it will deliver only five test aircraft this year — o...

Ottawa's Next Big Plane Purchase

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government may be ready to deliver on its long-standing promise to buy new search-and-rescue planes for the air force.The procurem...

Top General Reassures MPs On F-35s

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian pilots are expected to receive training for the F-35 stealth jet at a U.S. Air Force base in Florida, a plan that raises questions a...

Canada Buying Too Few F-35s?

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Military planners are concerned the Harper government is buying too few F-35 fighters with almost no room for any loss of the stealth jets th...

Winnipeg Jets' New Jerseys Continue Love Affair With Air Force

CBC | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada

The re-incarnated NHL's Winnipeg Jets unveiled their new uniforms on Tuesday. The Jets, who returned to Winnipeg with the sale of the Atlanta Thras...

Hit Or Bust? Poll Results On Ottawa's Royal Name Change To Navy, Air Force

CP | John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government's unexpected decision to restore the traditional names of the navy and air force has the support of a majority of Canad...

Hardly a Hidden Agenda

Keith Beardsley | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

I am enjoying all the debate that Harper's addition of the word "Royal" to our navy and air force has created. Some suggest that Harper is trying to recast our history so that it is seen from a conservative slant. But there is nothing wrong with knowing and understanding our history and that includes our symbols and traditions.

Canada's Air Wing Leaving Kandahar

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - The Canadian air wing in Kandahar, considered one of those incalculable intangibles of war and a unit whose presence saved untold lives on br...

Twitter Reacts To Royal Namechange

CP | Posted 10.16.2011 | Canada

The Conservatives announced Tuesday that the Canadian air force and navy will, once again, have the word Royal in their names. The units, formerly ...

A Royal Rift In The Ranks?

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada

The federal NDP caucus is split over the Conservative government’s decision to return a royal label to the Canadian navy and air force. As Huffingt...

Canadian Navy, Air Force To Become 'Royal' Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada’s navy and air force will get a royal name change Tuesday, The Huffington Post Canada has learned. The Conservative government plans to a...