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The F/A-18E Super Hornet Is What Canada Needs

Does Canada need a fifth-generation stealth multirole fighter? I don't think so. As a matter of fact, beside the F-35 fiasco in general, Canada cannot afford such an expensive plane that had limited capabilities. A project worth more than $8 billion at the start, many experts now evaluate it at more than $49 billion. This might include all acquisition, sustainment and operating costs but does not guarantee the price won't go up again due other issues with the aircraft.
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No CF-18 Replacement Contract Until 2018

OTTAWA - A contract to replace Canada's aging fleet of jet fighters won't be finalized until at least 2018.The Harper government has released its long-anticipated defence acquisition guide, which is m...
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Feds Done Looking At F-35 Rivals

OTTAWA - The ball is now firmly in the Harper government's court when it comes to deciding whether to stick with the oft-maligned F-35 fighter jet program.After almost 18 months of exhaustive research...
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So, About Those F-35s..

OTTAWA - One of the would-be bidders to replace Canada's aging CF-18 jet fighter fleet says it's anxious to see whether the Harper government will hold a full-blown competition — or stick with the oft...
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Fewer Planes, Ships, Planes For DND

OTTAWA - The badly needed new equipment on the Canadian military's shopping list may end up becoming a wish list over the next three years after Tuesday's federal budget pushed $3.1 billion in planned...
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Canada's Navy Is a Sinking Ship

The government's budgeting problems will force the Navy to choose between acquiring either fewer ships, or ships that are significantly less capable than they need. The fact that Canada's Chief of Defence Staff does not know the government's plan is proof there is not one.
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Leaked F-35 Report Spurs Safety Concerns

OTTAWA - Opposition parties say the Harper government should exclude the F-35 from its search for replacements for Canada's CF-18 jets after a new Pentagon report found more flaws with the stealth fig...
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Yet <i>Another</i> F-35 Obstacle

OTTAWA - The Harper government's plan to buy the oft-maligned F-35 fighter is expected to face another blow with a series of deep spending cuts about to unfold in the United States.The cuts, known as...
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What Happened to Canadian Innovation?

On Prime Minister Diefenbaker's Black Friday, it was announced that 14,000 jobs would vanish. The most sophisticated aircraft in the world, the Avro Arrow, would be dismantled and the pride of an entire country was slain along with it. I believe Canada has what it takes to produce another Avro Arrow.
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Meet The New F-35 Rival

In a dogfight of defence contractors, the hunter can quickly become the hunted. It's happening now to the F-35. The world's largest defence contractor, Lockheed Martin, is trying to convince wavering...

Harper's Seven Top Screw-Ups in Seven Years

January 23 marks seven years since Stephen Harper was first elected Prime Minister of Canada. As the PM took the opportunity to pat himself on the back in tweeting his self-assessed greatest accomplishments, perhaps the seven-year itch is the right time to recognize PM Harper's biggest blunders.