The F-35 tender and related maritime projects

The question of cost factors over the F35 purchase were swirling before the election, but the connection between that project and the National Ship Procurement Strategy (NSPS) was not made until after the election began.

Dr. Robert Finbow, a Faculty Fellow with the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, solicited commentaries from fellowship concerned with maritime security about “the F35 purchase and how the tender was handled and the impact of such a large expenditure on other Canadian Forces priorities, particularly in the naval and maritime sector?The following initial replies are posted here for the information of our readers.  Additional commentaries will be posted as they are received.