RCAF Commander’s statement on the November 20 Auditor General’s report

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Corporal Adam Dore, an aviation systems technician, signals a CF-18 Hornet to stop taxiing after a successful training mission during Exercise Sandy Fleece 2018, held at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, on February 8, 2018. PHOTO: Corporal Manuela Berger, CK01-2018-0068-095

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The Auditor General of Canada released a report on November 20, 2018, that discussed the Canadian Armed Forces’ fighter force. In this statement, the commander addresses issues raised in the report.

“On November 20, 2018, the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) released a report on Canada’s Fighter Force. It highlighted key points regarding the recruitment and retention of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Fighter Force technicians and pilots, as well as the need for an in-depth analysis of upgrades required for the CF-18 Hornet fleet to remain operationally relevant until 2032.

“The RCAF has proudly served Canada and Canadians for 94 years and has defended the skies over North America, through NORAD, for the last 60 years. There is no question that Canada needs a relevant and capable Fighter Force that enables us to continue delivering on operational missions at home and abroad. In that regard, I welcome the Auditor General’s report and take its findings seriously . . . . ” Read the rest of the story

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