Canada’s high-flying failings in defence procurement
While it might seem somewhat embarrassing that Canada cannot spare any more modern military hardware for Ukraine, it must be remembered that not that long ago we were begging our allies for equipment.
Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet pilots prepare to taxi out on a combat training flight during Operation Reassurance in Romania on Oct. 19, 2020. The final phase-out of Canada’s existing legacy CF-18 fleet will not be complete until sometime in 2032. DND photograph by S1 Zach Barr