Canadian Hornet fleet deemed ‘not credible’ as it suffers instructor shortage

A report by the UK-based Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) – commissioned by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) – was leaked to The Globe and Mail newspaper, revealing that its author, Professor Justin Bronk, had assessed that Canada’s CF-188A/B Hornet fighter fleet may be unable to meet its commitments, judging that it was “not credible in a NATO context against many of the higher-end mission sets.”

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