The majority of the equipment used by the Canadian Armed Forces is decades old and uses outdated technology. The majority of our vehicles are second hand and many of them spend more time being maintained or repaired than actually used.
When the government procures equipment or vehicles, it is generally the least suited for the job and is purchased on the basis of cost. The equipment and vehicles we procure are considered scrap or surplus by most of the countries we buy them from.
While it is more expensive in the short term to buy a new piece of equipment than a used one, the maintenance cost of older military equipment makes it more expensive in the long term.
The Canadian Armed Forces are extremely vital for the defense and prosperity of Canada, and the equipment should be procured on the basis of function, first and foremost.
We should completely overhaul the current procurement process, with a focus on acquiring the right equipment for the job, with a reasonable budget.