The military and territorial protection aspects of Canadian sovereignty can only be enacted through a layered development approach.
If the Royal Canadian Air Force is to gain increased capabilities without breaking the bank, then some creative thinking is in order.
Japan, Australia, Canada, and South Korea have under-utilized strengths in aerospace technology. We should put those abilities to use.
Canada does not have several years to conduct an exhaustive fighter aircraft competition, but we can ask India for relevant data, send a team of pilots and flight engineers to the British and French training programs, as well as delve further into the familiar Super Hornet.