Skip to comments.$100B defense modernization plan laid out for Canadian military
Posted on 06/22/2014 10:40:56 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
The Conservative government is proposing more than $100 billion in defence spending on a series of projects that would see the Department of National Defence get new fighter jets, rescue planes, helicopters, drones, ships, satellites, uniforms and even rifles.
The Defence Acquisition Guide is a list of more than 200 separate procurement projects the military hopes to undertake in the next 20 years. The guide is not a rock-solid program, but a road map of sorts for the Canadian defence industrial sector.
The generic nature of the information in the guide has already cause some consternation. Only a few minutes after publication, it had defence watchers wondering whether the government had sneakily pushed through a delay on the plan to buy new fighter jets for the air force, perhaps pushing the decision back until after the 2015 election. In the section describing the CF-18 replacement fighter program, the guide suggests a contract may not be signed until 2018 or as late as 2020.
The guide identifies a list of projects, assigns them each loose capabilities and an even looser price estimate. For instance, the Arctic/offshore patrol ship program is estimated in the guide at $1.5 billion, but the government has already announced more than $3 billion in funding.
The government promised the guide as part of its new defence procurement strategy. It suggested the guide would be a look-ahead for industry, signalling which equipment and services the government wants to buy for the military.
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They used to think that they had a strong and reliable ally to their south.
That, sadly, is so true. The obama/holder regime continues to weaken America. A change is coming in January 2017 when President Sarah Palin restores the Biblical principles of the Founding Fathers and reinvigorates the military.
“They used to think that they had a strong and reliable ally to their south.”
My thoughts as well. I’ll even venture to bet that the rest of the free world is having similar thoughts. Can’t wait to here the screeching from the liberal canuck fan base.
This is very much needed. The US is in decline and cannot defend Canadas far North from Russia and China. The Russians have two full brigades permanently based less that 1.5 hours flight from Canadian Territory, which is not secured, but rather “managed” internationally according to the liberal meme.
Its a huge weakness. Harper knows it, and so should the rest of Canada.
The old days - when our friends could count on us for protection are over. This is a smart move on Canada’s part...
If another Democrat thug is elected President, Canada might have to protect themselves from us...
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