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CDA Institute Guest Contributor Chris Kilford, a Fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University, offers his analysis and insight into the complicated area of defence budgeting and allocation. With the release of the NATO Secretary General’s 2016 Annual Report it’s clear to see why the United States is generally fed-​up with most of its NATO allies who it accuses of spending far too little on defence. But the…
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CDA Institute Analyst Meaghan Hobman on the newest chapter of the Maritime Helicopter Project, the acceptance of CH-​148 Cyclones, and the before and after. On 19 June 2015, the Government of Canada announced the acceptance of six CH-​148 Cyclones to be used for training at 12 Wing Shearwater. A naval variant of the civilian Sikorsky S-​92, these twin-​engine, shipboard, maritime helicopters are said to be one of the most capable aircraft…
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The following is a summary of the CDA Institute roundtable “How Cost Estimating can Improve the Defence Procurement Process” held in Ottawa on 15 April 2015. These roundtable discussions are held under the Chatham House Rule. This summary reflects Analyst Melissa Hawco’s perception of the discussion. The CDA Institute thanks Lockheed Martin Canada for its generous sponsorship of the 2015/​16 Roundtable Discussion Series. The event began with an introductory discussion on the topic of cost estimating in the defence procurement…
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The Conference of Defence Associations Institute is proud to recognize Dave Perry’s Presentation to the House Committee on National Defence regarding the Defence of North America on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3:35pm. Perry discussed the findings in his recent Vimy Paper on Putting the ‘Armed’ back into the Canadian Armed Forces. He notes how the Defence Procurement Strategy was announced to reform the way Canada acquires military equipment. It’s noted that…
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[le français suit] THE CONFERENCE OF DEFENCE ASSOCIATIONS (CDA) URGES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS THE SHORTFALL IN THE DELIVERY OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT FOR CANADA’S ARMED FORCES Public Accounts documents show that for the past three years, spending on the Canadian military has declined significantly. In addition to a large reduction in the Defence budget, the Federal Government failed, this past fiscal year alone, to spend $763 million of the…
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