The Harper government’s hiring freeze has delayed the purchase of new search-and-rescue aircraft.
The Canadian Forces outreach program that invited Senators and Members of Parliament to military units and bases has been discontinued.
A new report calls on the government to replace the Canadian Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) fleet in a timely and objective manner and proposes that a number of made-in-Canada aircraft be considered to fulfill Canada’s search and rescue requirements.
Canada needs new fixed-wing search-and-rescue (FWSAR) aircraft. But the Department of National Defence keeps on bungling the procurement process.