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Federal government inks deal to buy fleet of F-35 fighter jetsCanada has signed off on the final contract to buy F-35 jet fighters to replace the air force's aging CF-18s, Defence Minister Anita Anand revealed Monday. (www.cbc.ca) More...
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Oooh smart move. The USAF currently have 46 F-35’s grounded due to engine problems with no spare engine modules to repair them. Just want you to want to hear….engine problems on a single engine fighter that patrols the desolated cold North and/or flies across the ocean to get to a war theatre?
No one stated Trudeau was smart. So much for doing anything with the Navy...heck many those used FA-18's they bought from Australia still aren't in the air.
I believe the Aussie purchases were to keep us in spare parts ?? LoL
In this case the original decision was made by PM Harper and deferred before the election to create the illusion of a balanced budget.
Why would anyone buy a twenty year old fighter design with a limited range and more suited for regions like Europe than the vast distances of Canada? The war in Ukraine is a strong indication that drones and missiles are rapidly replacing fighter aircraft.