Fatal Cyclone crash just the latest tragedy in tortured saga of Canada's military helicopters
After 'the worst procurement in ... history,' Canada's ship-borne helicopters face new questions
It was called "the worst procurement in the history of Canada" by a former Conservative defence minister.
The Canadian Armed Forces' journey from the Sea King helicopter to the Cyclone CH-148 was long and, in the words of another minister, "torturous."
With the arrival of the new Cyclones in 2018, it appeared that long journey was over.
Then, a crash at the end of April cost the lives of two sailors and four airmen — once again fixing a spotlight on the twists, turns, false starts and compromises involved in getting new air force choppers on navy ships.
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