'When you are trying to fix a fiscal problem, inevitably national defence is part of the way governments have tended to try and fix that,' says defence procurement expert David Perry.
Lockheed Martin's F-35, pictured, is one of three potential options that could replace Canada's fleet of CF-18s with 88 new fighter jets. The procurement process for the new planes has already been delayed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
In the midst of critical procurements that will set the framework for the Canadian military for years to come, questions remain on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the oft-delayed projects.
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