The Bunker Group
Further delays on replacement will only inflate the cost. Canada’s defence obligations require modernizing the airforce and junior will have to commit to something new albeit probably the wrong pick. The deteriorating geopolitical environment will see allies applying pressure on Canada. The free ride days are over.To be fair, considering the COVID situation and the indefinite lockdown, I wouldn't be surprised if any future fighter jet purchase is delayed by years. The main focus after COVID is economic recovery and rebuilding the education system. Fighter jets, while fancy as they are, takes a backseat.