Top 10 Reasons Why Canada Needs the F-35: #8: Interoperability

Top 10 Reasons Why Canada Needs the F-35: #8: Interoperability

The globalization of F-35 brings 5th Gen capabilities and a new level of interoperability not imagined with legacy 4/4.5 Gen platforms.  F-35 users share knowledge not just data.  The many dimensions of F-35 drives integration into all elements of military services, leveraging what the F-35 is capable.  Imagine the shield of deterrence in Europe and Asia from the non-US services matching the USAF/USMC/USN fleets. 

Top 10 Reasons Why Canada Needs the F-35: #9: Range and Persistence

Top 10 Reasons Why Canada Needs the F-35: #9: Range and Persistence

Tyranny of Distance is the term that best describes flying over the barren land of Canada.  The range to travel from one place to the next is always significant, the number of runways that are available to military aircraft is limited and there are few options to divert if unable to land at the intended destination.  This is a problem set uniquely Canadian.  Persistence, meaning how long that aircraft can stay in the air to do its patrol or surveillance mission, is essential to ensuring that the fighter’s sensors and capabilities are being used to guard Canadian territory. F-35 brings both for Canada’s interests in the arctic and abroad.

Top 10 Reasons Why Canada Needs the F-35: #10: Stealth = Survivability

Liberal Math – More, Cheaper, Better F-35s for Canada

The Liberal government under Justin Trudeau has been unfairly maligned for mishandling the replacement of Canada’s 40-year-old legacy Hornets.  Instead, the CF-18 replacement has been craftily managed to get the best possible deal for Canada in virtually every aspect. Except it isn’t true.