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F-35s to the Rescue?: 1 Country Needs 88 New Fighters Or Its Air Force Is in Trouble

Thursday, May 30, 2019   (0 Comments)

By David Axe  |  May 29, 2019  |  National Interest

 

"Without these upgrades, according to the department, the CF-18 will become more vulnerable as advanced combat aircraft and air-defense systems continue to be developed and used by other nations."

Canada for the third time in a decade is trying to replace its aging F/A-18A/B Hornet fighter jets. With every year the acquisition effort drags on, the condition of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fast-jet fleet grows direr.

“The politically-charged competition to replace Canada's aging fleet of fighter jets will rocket forward at the end of May [2019] as the federal government releases a long-anticipated, full-fledged tender call,” Murray Brewster reported for CBC News. READ MORE...


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