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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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Liberals' Military Spending Delay Leaves Canada Vulnerable

The Canadian Forces will once again have to wait to receive new much-needed equipment. Whether it is new fighter aircraft, ships or vehicles, the federal budget has postponed more than $3.7 billion in military spending until 2020 -- or later. As a matter of fact, the latest federal budget is another slap to the Canadian Forces' face. Bill Morneau, Canada's finance minister, said the Liberals are postponing defence spending to figure out defence priorities.
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CF-18s Bomb ISIL Positions In Iraq

OTTAWA - Two Canadian fighter jets spent New Year's Eve bombing militants' positions in Iraq as part of a international airstrike campaign.The Defence Department says that on Dec. 31, the two CF-18s s...
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Humanitarian Mission Kept Secret

OTTAWA - Canadian warplanes escorted an Australian transport on a humanitarian airdrop mission over a besieged portion of northern Iraq, the military revealed Thursday.The C-130J transport delivered 3...
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Canadian CF-18s Strike ISIS

OTTAWA - For the second time in two days Canadian jetfighters have bombed an Islamic State target in northern Iraq.Defence Minister Rob Nicholson has revealed that two CF-18s conducted a pre-planned s...
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Canadian Jets To Strike ISIL Within Days

KUWAIT CITY - Canadian warplanes have taken up position in Kuwait, a country straining in its own way to hold back the tide of Islamic extremism from its borders.The CF-18 jet fighters and CP-140 Auro...
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It's the Right Time for Canada to Get Involved in Iraq

On Friday, Prime Minister Harper announced that Canada would join allies, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and others in launching air strikes against ISIL in Iraq. The announcement on Friday builds on the growing engagement that Canada has recently taken part in with respect to Iraq on a variety of fronts. Against ISIL and its genocidal agenda in Iraq, it's timely that Canada has stepped up.
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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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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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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...