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Canada has paid US$373 million into the program since 1997.
Chris Wattie / Reuters
The government sent a letter to the U.S. government today outlining exactly what it needs in the warplanes.
The department says it took down the report because of concerns it contained classified information.
"This is a hoax and completely politically driven.''
"No opposition members were present for the final stages of drafting."
Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon
Another round of consultations.
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.
CALGARY - The head of Boeing says he's confident that his company's F-18 Super Hornet could fill Canada's military needs as the government reassesses its purchase of F-35 stealth fighters.The Canadian...
OTTAWA - The Pentagon has acknowledged the purchase price of the troubled F-35 stealth fighter will increase because of delays and reduced orders among allied nations.American officials aren't saying...
To what extent is a given budget cut driven by ideology? The introduction of the omnibus crime bill and the elimination of the gun registry are red meat tossed to the Conservatives' electoral base. What other programs will need to go in order to satisfy this core constituency?
What advantage would nuclear subs give Canada? Well, we could better detect Russian subs under Arctic ice. What would we do if we detected Russian subs? Well, we could inform the CBC which would relay the fact to Canadians. Would we consider torpedoing a Russian sub? Good gracious no!
We will gladly spend $9 billion on F-35 fighter jets, ostensibly to help patrol our Arctic airspace and keep it Russian-free. What we will not do is spend real money on higher education for people in the North. For instance, the Canadian government quietly slashed funding for the University of the Arctic.
It seems that the F-35, the fighter jets that Canada is planning on buying to replace our aging F-18s, are running into more trouble. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the plane's power syste...