This incredibly botched procurement continues to demonstrate why one should not buy a paper aircraft. Now we have the incredible situation where two frigates that had been adapted to fly the new CH-148 must be retrofitted to go back to flying Sea Kings. Help!
1) New military helicopters may not be ready for 5 years
Numerous delays in replacing aging fleet of Sea King helicopters
The Sikorsky Cyclone, full of modern anti-warfare systems, is considered vital to Canadian naval operations. (Sikorsky/Reuters)…
2) Tories to hit Sikorsky for delay (we’ll see for how much, Sikorsky has us right over that barrel)
Who is that man with the headphones? Plus a question from Defense Industry Daily (and mine: when does “late” become effectively “never”?):
Canada’s CH-148 Cyclones: Better Late Than Never?
Canada’s Maritime Helicopter Replacement Program has been a textbook military procurement program over its long history. Unfortunately, it has been a textbook example of what not to do…
Mark Collins is a prolific Ottawa blogger
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