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Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon
The department says it took down the report because of concerns it contained classified information.
The Super Hornet is by far the best alternative for Canada and will keep the RCAF operational for the next 25 years -- a critical timeline for future drone warfare. By then, Boeing and Lockheed Martin will most likely have some workable unmanned fighter drones; a great option for Canada to keep constant surveillance in the Arctic and its coasts.
An airplane aficionado from Red Deer, Alta. is selling a Royal Navy FA2 Sea Harrier jet on Kijiji with the hope a buyer could make it fly again. But you'll have to dig deep to make it yours: the price...
If a producer was to consider making a feature film about the F-35 procurement process she or he might, given the events over the past few years either go with one of two genres: Max Senate and the Keystone cops, or Federico Fellini for something a bit more surreal. Somewhere between those two extremes lies, I would think, the reality of the storyline.
The Canadian government is adopting a newly flexible stance on the purchase of fighter jets to replace Canada's aging fleet. The urban and covert warfare that increasingly defines combat missions in the 21st century cannot be fought with fighter jets. Nor is there a threat to Canada at home that can be countered with aerial domination.