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Richard Shimooka

Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | February 28, 2022
Design of the future Canadian surface combatant will be based on BAE’s Type 26 warship. My study does not suggest the CSC is an optimal outcome. Like with many other major government programs, it is the product of a less than ideal set of compromises, circumstances, and intents. Still, it is difficult to challenge the program’s outcome unless a government is prepared to modify either its desire to build these ships in Canada or accept a significantly less capable vessel, writes Richard Shimooka. Image courtesy of Public Services
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | February 28, 2022
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | February 28, 2022
Design of the future Canadian surface combatant will be based on BAE’s Type 26 warship. My study does not suggest the CSC is an optimal outcome. Like with many other major government programs, it is the product of a less than ideal set of compromises, circumstances, and intents. Still, it is difficult to challenge the program’s outcome unless a government is prepared to modify either its desire to build these ships in Canada or accept a significantly less capable vessel, writes Richard Shimooka. Image courtesy of Public Services
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | December 30, 2020
The irony is that while defence aerospace has been a growing area internationally, Canada’s position has declined precipitously since the 1950s. At that time, it was competing against other major Western powers such as France and the U.K. on the international market. There are several factors behind the collapse, writes Richard Shimooka. Photograph courtesy Corporal Simon Arcand, Canadian Armed Forces
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | December 30, 2020
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | December 30, 2020
The irony is that while defence aerospace has been a growing area internationally, Canada’s position has declined precipitously since the 1950s. At that time, it was competing against other major Western powers such as France and the U.K. on the international market. There are several factors behind the collapse, writes Richard Shimooka. Photograph courtesy Corporal Simon Arcand, Canadian Armed Forces
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | June 10, 2019
Vice-Admiral Mark Norman pictured May 8, 2019, leaving court in Ottawa after the federal government dropped a breach of trust charge resulting from leaking cabinet secrets on the federal shipbuilding strategy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | June 10, 2019
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | June 10, 2019
Vice-Admiral Mark Norman pictured May 8, 2019, leaving court in Ottawa after the federal government dropped a breach of trust charge resulting from leaking cabinet secrets on the federal shipbuilding strategy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | November 21, 2018
A Canadian pilot inspects his CF-18 Hornet fighter jet in Kuwait in preparation for a mission during Operation Impact against Daesh forces in Iraq and Syria on Jan. 17, 2015. The process to permanently replace the CF-18 fleet has avoided serious scrutiny, argues Richard Shimooka. Photograph courtesy of the Department of National Defence
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | November 21, 2018
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | November 21, 2018
A Canadian pilot inspects his CF-18 Hornet fighter jet in Kuwait in preparation for a mission during Operation Impact against Daesh forces in Iraq and Syria on Jan. 17, 2015. The process to permanently replace the CF-18 fleet has avoided serious scrutiny, argues Richard Shimooka. Photograph courtesy of the Department of National Defence
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | August 28, 2017
The government response to teh defence-policy review, led by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, shown here, despite its 'glossy cover and sizable length ... will almost certainly not live up to the promise accorded to it by the government and some observers,' writes Richard Shimooka. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | August 28, 2017
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | August 28, 2017
The government response to teh defence-policy review, led by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, shown here, despite its 'glossy cover and sizable length ... will almost certainly not live up to the promise accorded to it by the government and some observers,' writes Richard Shimooka. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | October 5, 2016
A model of the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet is displayed at the CANSEC military trade show earlier this year in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | October 5, 2016
Opinion | BY RICHARD SHIMOOKA | October 5, 2016
A model of the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet is displayed at the CANSEC military trade show earlier this year in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright