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Colonel Ross Fetterly (Ret’d) recently wrote a paper on defence procurement issues facing Ukraine for the Centre for Security Governance. We are pleased to have permission to repost the following extract. The full paper can be found here. Like many other national governments, the government of Ukraine finds itself challenged to adapt to a dynamic and continually shifting security environment; however, the circumstances of Ukraine in 2016 are unique and pressing.…
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[le français suit] Ottawa, 11 December 2015. The Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDA Institute) is pleased to release Vimy Paper 26: “Competition in Defence Procurement: The Popular Choice, but not Always the Right One” by Charles Davies. The paper is available at the following link: http://​www​.cdain​sti​tute​.ca/​i​m​a​g​e​s​/​V​i​m​y​_​P​a​p​e​r​s​/​V​i​m​y​_​P​a​p​e​r​_​26​.​p​d​f Executive Summary There is a deeply ingrained belief in many quarters that virtually all government defence procurement should be done through competitive tendering. There is no…
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CDA Institute guest contributor Peter Layton, a Visiting Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute, examines the capabilities and potential cost of the F-​35 fighter aircraft. Canada’s new fighter choice is nothing if not contentious. The technical troubles with the F-​35 program, its high costs and long delays have all combined to imply the aircraft may no longer be the best option. There seem at least two ways of looking at this. Firstly,…
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CDA Institute Research Manager and Senior Editor David McDonough explores some of the short– and long-​term challenges currently facing the CAF and assesses Liberal promises to fix these problems. The following is an excerpt of the new CDA Institute Analysis. Introduction The election of a Liberal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau means that greater attention should now be paid to the party’s electoral promises on defence, especially their pledge to withdraw…
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On 25 September 2015, CDA Institute Research Fellow Richard Shimooka wrote an op-​ed in the National Post (republished on the Institute’s Blog: The Forum) that criticized the Liberal Party campaign promise to cut our involvement in the F-​35 program. This led to a response by Alan Williams in Defence Watch and a follow-​on rejoinder by Shimooka. We are pleased to have permission to repost the Defence Watch exchange by Williams and…
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