Mark Collins – Canadian Forces’ Major Acquisitions: Big Slippages for CSCs, Fighters, Drones

Further to this April 2015 post,

DND and Canadian Forces 2015-16: “Status Report on Transformational and Major Crown Projects”

here’s the 2016-17 listing with some pretty shocking “Major Milestones” slides to the right–the webpage is hard to find, buried under “Section III: Supplementary Information“:

Status Report on Transformational and Major Crown Projects

H/t MILNEWS.ca.  Related:

Canadian Department of National Defence: 2016-17 Main Estimates
[note links at end]

The Canadian Military: Fighting Famine Rather than Foes?..

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

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3 thoughts on “Mark Collins – Canadian Forces’ Major Acquisitions: Big Slippages for CSCs, Fighters, Drones”

  1. In March 2016 gov’t was saying this about the CSCs:

    “Implementation Contract – Awarded Early 2020s”
    http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-report-plan-priorities/2016-status-report-on-transformational-and-major-crown-projects.page#P6

    Now they say this–end of quote–and won’t say anything about costs:

    ‘Government won’t announce cost estimates on CSC vessels

    The federal government will not reveal to the public the estimated price tag of what is possibly the military’s largest looming maritime purchase to date until it has the government has signed an actual contract, according to Minister of Public Service and Procurement Judy Foote.

    “We will not be announcing a new cost estimate for the Canadian Surface Combatant until we have signed a build contract,” she told a crowd of defence contractor Thursday at the Cansec 2016 conference in Ottawa. “Given the number of variables that can change and the very long planning periods involved, we have seen how these estimates cause confusion.”..

    The agreement to build the warships is not expected to be signed until 2019…’
    http://www.vanguardcanada.com/2016/05/27/government-wont-announce-cost-estimates-combat-vessels/

    One wonders how/why that contract date got moved forward,

    Mark Collins

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