Realistic thinking needed from all sides

I was squarely in Eric Lerhe’s court until his last paragraph. I am not as convinced as him that all the hoped for procurements outlined in the current government's policy - whether in the Canada First Defence Strategy or more recently emerging policy statements - is affordable within the current planned defence budget. Having said that, I don't expect there to be more money in the future.

The government, parliament and the CF will eventually be faced with quality / quantity decisions about equipment procurements. We need to go into the various individual procurements with our eyes wide open and a clear understanding as to what is and is not affordable for re-capitalizing the CF.