Canada: JSF Supporters Oppose Competition

It was the Canadian government’s insistence on buying the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter without a competition that derailed its 2010 attempt to acquire the fighter. Since then, a special secretariat has taken over the acquisition from the Department of National Defense, and has sought information on alternative aircraft, but a key question remains unanswered: Will Canada conduct a real competition, without a set of requirements written to exclude any answer but JSF?