Despite the Trudeau government’s tragicomical mishandling of the CF-18 replacement project, there is some good news, reported by David Pugliese in the Ottawa Citizen:
“The Department of National Defence,” he writes, “has released this photo above of the first C-295W in the process of being built by Airbus for the RCAF. The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered next year. The RCAF will receive 16 such aircraft for search and rescue missions.“
It needs to be remembered that this was, from the establishment of the Project Management Office in 2011 through to the release of the Request for Proposals in March of 2015, a Conservative initiative, but the Liberals did pick the winning bid and award the contract in December 2016.