While I agree an MLU of the Cormorant is needed and the return to the air of the stored Kestrels I believe we should be seeking military fit for service helicopters as replacements for the Griffin fleet sooner rather than later. The Griffon fleet should be sold off to foreign militaries of smaller nations. Acquire a mixed fleet of aircraft better suited to ARH and a medium lift than the civil 412. Let's hope that the navy receives a second Resolve tanker as noted in the Senate report. As to the other items all of it can be funded if the government would stop meddling on a local level. Cut bases and amalgamate our limited resources in centralized super bases instead of having so much physical infrastructure to look after. Many of the bases that were built during WW2 or the Cold War are in poor locations that only serve to support a local civilian population. Nova Scotia hosts three bases in Greenwood SAR and LRMP/ ISR, Halifax for navy and Shearwater for naval air. Shearwater is the only base in all of Canada with rail, sea and air capability. If anything this base should be expanded as our expiditionary launch point. But because it's in NS and there is no political buy from investing in improvements nothing will happen. We need to rationalize the bases and free up cash. Buy the right gear in the right numbers. Give our men and women to tools to do their job safely. Protect those that protect us. Stop buying junk.