The Politics of Procurement

The Politics of Procurement

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In 1993, Canada's Liberal Party cancelled an order to replace the navy's Sea King helicopter. It claimed that the Tory plan was too expensive, but the cancellation itself actually cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. Aaron Plamondon connects this incident to the larger evolution of defence procurement in Canada, revealing that partisan politics, rather than a desire to increase the military's capabilities, have driven the military procurement process. This saga of the government playing havoc with weapons acquisition offers an explanation for, and clues for resolving, the under-equipped state of Canada's military.Military Acquisition in Canada and the Sea King Helicopter Aaron Plamondon ... The FAA also ordered Sikorsky to update their S-92 flight manual to accurately reflect the dangers of losing oil from the main gearbox and to make it clear that theanbsp;...

Title:The Politics of Procurement
Author:Aaron Plamondon
Publisher:UBC Press - 2010-07-01


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