• Canada's next jet fighter

    Canada appears poised to buy 65 F-35's to replace 150 F-18's. Why would we bother if all we can afford is 65 planes. We should just keep the money. It could be better used. We could buy a small Caribbean vacation spot or something else useful. On the serious side, we need an airforce, but we also need more than 65 jets. 65 is an embarrassing number. We also need twin engine and more speed. Mach 1.6 is also embarrassing. The Russians are going to have a field day with this plane. All of their fighter jets are 500 mph faster. Boggles the mind.

    published: 06 Jan 2015
  • Death Of The Arrow, The Biggest Mistake In Canadian Aviation History

    The Joint Forces Channel was formerly know as The News & Sports Channel.

    published: 18 Apr 2016
  • Canadian Fighter Jets • NORAD Exercise In (Icy) Greenland

    Canadian CF-188 Hornet fighter jets are highlighted in this NORAD exercise Vigilant Shield 2017 at Thule Air Base, Greenland. Thule is the northernmost base of the U.S. Air Force and is home to the 21st Space Wing's global network of sensors providing missile warning, space surveillance and space control to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Exercise Vigilant Shield is an annual exercise sponsored by The North American Aerospace Defense Command and led by Alaskan NORAD Region, in conjunction with Canadian NORAD Region and Continental NORAD Region, who undertake field training exercises aimed at improving operational capability in a bi-national environment. This exercise provides crucial training opportunities for numerous military personnel with a variety of aircraft and ass...

    published: 01 Nov 2016
  • F-35 fighter jets make Canadian debut

    THE CANADIAN PRESS https://twitter.com/cdnpress https://www.facebook.com/thecanadianpress A pair of F-35 stealth fighters roared into British Columbia on Thursday for the annual Abbotsford International Airshow. One pilot says he's been "blown away" by the controversial plane's capabilities. (Aug. 12) The Canadian Press is Canada’s most trusted news leader in providing real-time, bilingual multimedia content for online, mobile and emerging platforms.

    published: 13 Aug 2016
  • Canadian cf-18 Fighter Jets In Libya , Mission Footage

    A Canadian Forces spokesman says Canadian cf-18 fighter jets have flown 324 attack missions and dropped 240 laser-guided bombs on Libyan targets since March 31 but refused to comment on any costs of the mission so far.

    published: 27 May 2011
  • WestJet rebrands as Canada Air – the #MostCanadian airline ever

    Effective immediately, we will be rebranding as Canada Air. We are excited for our next chapter and hope you are too, we are sorry we didn’t do it sooner. Read our blog post to find out more about how we're the #MostCanadian Canadian airline: http://fly.ws/WestJetRebrand Version française https://youtu.be/n8Pm2G93dMY Watch R.A.L.F.H. https://youtu.be/bYxNteFiC3g Watch Smart Seats https://youtu.be/6oyQO-H9YxM Click to subscribe NOW to WestJet: http://youtube.com/user/westjet?sub_confirmation=1 Get more WestJet: Follow WestJet: https://twitter.com/WestJet Like WestJet: https://facebook.com/WestJet WestJet blog: https://blog.westjet.com WestJet Instagram: https://instagram.com/WestJet WestJet Snapchat: https://snapchat.com/add/westjet The WestJet YouTube channel features viral hi...

    published: 31 Mar 2017
  • The true cost of Super Hornet jets

    Inside the Boeing factory in St. Louis and the US Naval Air Station in Virginia where the fighters are based Click here for the full story: http://www.cbc.ca/1.3956306 »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational The National Updates on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television's flagship news program. Airing seven days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada's leading journalists.

    published: 01 Feb 2017
  • 2014 Abbotsford Airshow - Royal Canadian Air Force's Canadian Snowbirds Jets

    This year I came prepared with an actual camcorder, two batteries, and a few SD cards. Yet again, the Canadian Snowbirds Air Demostration Team jets stole the show with their special brand of formation flying with these aerobatic stunt jets at the Abbotsford Airshow. Normally I like the Thunderbirds or someone like that more, but again this year's line-up was pretty lean compared to years in the past. However, no matter who else was here, this was another flawless routine from these high flyers! Their smooth flying and beautiful colors helped me recording them quite easily, especially compared to prior years Abbotsford International Airshow when all I had was an iPhone to record video of them. See below for more information about this amazing aviation team: Officially known as the Royal ...

    published: 10 Aug 2014
  • Canadian CF-18 Hornet Fighter Jets Landing

    Three CF-118 Hornet fighter jets from 409 Squadron of Cold Lake Alberta arrive at Joint-Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for RIMPAC 2014. The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (official military designation CF-188) is a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) (formerly Canadian Forces Air Command) fighter aircraft, based on the American McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter. In 1980, the F/A-18 was selected as the winner of the New Fighter Aircraft competition, and a production order was awarded. The Canadian Forces began receiving the CF-18 in 1982. -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_CF-18_Hornet Courtesy Video | Commander U.S. THIRD Fleet, Public Affairs Office AiirSource℠ covers military events and missions from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Like & sha...

    published: 10 Jul 2014
  • Government eyes Super Hornet to replace aging CF-18 jets

    CTV News has learned the federal government is considering buying Super Hornets to replace the aging CF-18s. Omar Sachedina has details. Subscribe to CTV News to watch more videos: https://www.youtube.com/ctvnews Connect with CTV News: For the latest news visit: http://www.ctvnews.ca/ For a full video offering visit the CTV News Network: http://www.ctvnews.ca/video CTV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CTVNews CTV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CTVNews Watch CTV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WatchCTVNews CTV News on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CTVNews/posts CTV News on Instagram: https://instagram.com/ctvnews/ CTV News on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ctvnews CTV News on Vine: https://vine.co/u/1134196353757794304 --- CTV News is Canada's mo...

    published: 08 Jun 2016
  • fighter jets fly over Canadian Grand Prix

    published: 13 Jun 2017
  • Christine's Stunning Night Landing!

    First Officer Christine briefs and performs a great night landing at Toronto on the Air Canada Airbus A321 from Montego Bay. INFO http://www.worldairroutes.com/AirCanada321.html

    published: 03 Jul 2016
  • F18 training flight landing in a civilian airport

    From the great series 'Jetstream' by Discovery Canada. Buy the series on DVD here - http://www.papernyfilms.com/productions/jetstream Jetstream follows eight pilots training with the Canadian Air Force to fly one of the most advanced supersonic tactical fighter jets in the world—the CF-18 Hornet at CFB Cold Lake. They train under the 410 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron.

    published: 27 Aug 2011
  • FAA Probes What Could Have Been ‘Greatest Disaster In Aviation History’ | TODAY

    In a very close call at San Francisco International Airport, an Air Canada jet nearly landed on a taxiway loaded with other passenger jets. Officials say the quick actions of an air traffic controller helped avoid a potential tragedy. » Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on money, health and parenting. We wake up every morning to give you and your family all you need to start your day. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We are in the people business. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive TODAY archival footage & our original web series. Connect with TODAY Online! Visit TODAY's Website: http://on.today.com/ReadTODAY Find TODAY on Facebook: htt...

    published: 11 Jul 2017
  • Canada says it will buy 18 Super Hornet fighter jets — but the cost of aircraft is unknown?

    Canada intends to purchase 18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets and, while the Liberal government says it has a rough idea what that might cost, it stopped short of claiming its plan will save money in the long run. The Liberals had promised during the election campaign to purchase a replacement aircraft for the CF-18 jet fleet, pointing out that it would go for a cheaper alternative to the controversial F-35 stealth fighter selected by the Conservative government. But Tuesday, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced the Liberals would proceed with the purchase of 18 Super Hornets, in addition to holding a competition for the replacement of the CF-18 fleet later. The government noted that the F-35 could be selected as the winner for that competition if the price is right. This new proce...

    published: 14 Apr 2017
Canada's next jet fighter

Canada's next jet fighter

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Canada appears poised to buy 65 F-35's to replace 150 F-18's. Why would we bother if all we can afford is 65 planes. We should just keep the money. It could be better used. We could buy a small Caribbean vacation spot or something else useful. On the serious side, we need an airforce, but we also need more than 65 jets. 65 is an embarrassing number. We also need twin engine and more speed. Mach 1.6 is also embarrassing. The Russians are going to have a field day with this plane. All of their fighter jets are 500 mph faster. Boggles the mind.
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Death Of The Arrow, The Biggest Mistake In Canadian Aviation History

Death Of The Arrow, The Biggest Mistake In Canadian Aviation History

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The Joint Forces Channel was formerly know as The News & Sports Channel.
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Canadian Fighter Jets • NORAD Exercise In (Icy) Greenland

Canadian Fighter Jets • NORAD Exercise In (Icy) Greenland

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Canadian CF-188 Hornet fighter jets are highlighted in this NORAD exercise Vigilant Shield 2017 at Thule Air Base, Greenland. Thule is the northernmost base of the U.S. Air Force and is home to the 21st Space Wing's global network of sensors providing missile warning, space surveillance and space control to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Exercise Vigilant Shield is an annual exercise sponsored by The North American Aerospace Defense Command and led by Alaskan NORAD Region, in conjunction with Canadian NORAD Region and Continental NORAD Region, who undertake field training exercises aimed at improving operational capability in a bi-national environment. This exercise provides crucial training opportunities for numerous military personnel with a variety of aircraft and assets from Canada and the United States to improve interoperability and to demonstrate NORAD’s ability to defend North America. Filmed in October 2016. Film Credits: SrA Shellby Matullo, SrA Jacob Albers
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F-35 fighter jets make Canadian debut

F-35 fighter jets make Canadian debut

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THE CANADIAN PRESS https://twitter.com/cdnpress https://www.facebook.com/thecanadianpress A pair of F-35 stealth fighters roared into British Columbia on Thursday for the annual Abbotsford International Airshow. One pilot says he's been "blown away" by the controversial plane's capabilities. (Aug. 12) The Canadian Press is Canada’s most trusted news leader in providing real-time, bilingual multimedia content for online, mobile and emerging platforms.
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Canadian cf-18 Fighter Jets In Libya , Mission Footage

Canadian cf-18 Fighter Jets In Libya , Mission Footage

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A Canadian Forces spokesman says Canadian cf-18 fighter jets have flown 324 attack missions and dropped 240 laser-guided bombs on Libyan targets since March 31 but refused to comment on any costs of the mission so far.
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WestJet rebrands as Canada Air – the #MostCanadian airline ever

WestJet rebrands as Canada Air – the #MostCanadian airline ever

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  • Updated: 31 Mar 2017
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Effective immediately, we will be rebranding as Canada Air. We are excited for our next chapter and hope you are too, we are sorry we didn’t do it sooner. Read our blog post to find out more about how we're the #MostCanadian Canadian airline: http://fly.ws/WestJetRebrand Version française https://youtu.be/n8Pm2G93dMY Watch R.A.L.F.H. https://youtu.be/bYxNteFiC3g Watch Smart Seats https://youtu.be/6oyQO-H9YxM Click to subscribe NOW to WestJet: http://youtube.com/user/westjet?sub_confirmation=1 Get more WestJet: Follow WestJet: https://twitter.com/WestJet Like WestJet: https://facebook.com/WestJet WestJet blog: https://blog.westjet.com WestJet Instagram: https://instagram.com/WestJet WestJet Snapchat: https://snapchat.com/add/westjet The WestJet YouTube channel features viral hits like our Christmas Miracle and April Fool’s videos. It also includes pro travel tips, essentials from our vacation hot spots and cool aviation videos that showcase the aircraft we fly and what it’s like to work in the airline industry. WestJet on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/WestJet
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The true cost of Super Hornet jets

The true cost of Super Hornet jets

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Inside the Boeing factory in St. Louis and the US Naval Air Station in Virginia where the fighters are based Click here for the full story: http://www.cbc.ca/1.3956306 »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational The National Updates on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television's flagship news program. Airing seven days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada's leading journalists.
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2014 Abbotsford Airshow - Royal Canadian Air Force's Canadian Snowbirds Jets

2014 Abbotsford Airshow - Royal Canadian Air Force's Canadian Snowbirds Jets

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  • Updated: 10 Aug 2014
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This year I came prepared with an actual camcorder, two batteries, and a few SD cards. Yet again, the Canadian Snowbirds Air Demostration Team jets stole the show with their special brand of formation flying with these aerobatic stunt jets at the Abbotsford Airshow. Normally I like the Thunderbirds or someone like that more, but again this year's line-up was pretty lean compared to years in the past. However, no matter who else was here, this was another flawless routine from these high flyers! Their smooth flying and beautiful colors helped me recording them quite easily, especially compared to prior years Abbotsford International Airshow when all I had was an iPhone to record video of them. See below for more information about this amazing aviation team: Officially known as the Royal Canadian Air Force's 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds are Canada's military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration team whose purpose is to "demonstrate the skill, professionalism, and teamwork of Canadian Forces personnel".[2] The squadron is based at CFB Moose Jaw, near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. The Snowbirds are the first Canadian air demonstration team to be designated as a squadron.[3] The show team flies 11 CT-114 Tutors—nine for aerobatic performances, including two solo aircraft, and two as spares, flown by the team coordinators. Approximately 80 Canadian Forces personnel work with the squadron full-time; 24 personnel are in the show team that travels during the show season. The Snowbirds are the only major military aerobatics team that operates without a support aircraft.[4] The Snowbirds continue the flying demonstration tradition of previous Canadian air force aerobatic teams, which include the Siskins, the Blue Devils, the Golden Hawks, and the Golden Centennaires. Although 431 Air Demonstration Squadron was formed in 1978, its history truly begins during the Second World War when as part of the Commonwealth contribution to aircrew for the war in Europe 431 (Iroquois) Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force was created under the control of RAF Bomber Command.[5] No. 431 Squadron formed on 11 November 1942, at RAF Burn (in North Yorkshire), flying Wellington B.X medium bombers with No. 4 Group RAF Bomber Command. The squadron moved to RAF Tholthorpe in mid-1943 as part of the move to bring all RCAF squadrons into one operational group -- No. 6 Group RCAF -- and converted to Halifax B.V four-engined heavy bombers. In December 1943 the squadron moved to RAF Croft where it was re-equipped with Halifax III's and later, Lancaster B.X aircraft. The squadron moved to RCAF Station Dartmouth, Nova Scotia after the war, disbanding there on 5 September 1945. No. 431 (Fighter) Squadron re-formed at RCAF Station Bagotville on 18 January 1954, using the new Canadair F-86 Sabre. The squadron was formed on a temporary basis until there were enough new CF-100s available to fulfill RCAF squadron needs. No. 431's duties included aerial combat training and displaying the capabilities of jet operations to the public at air shows, the largest being Operation Prairie Pacific: a 50-minute exhibition that travelled to selected locations across western Canada. The team consisted of four Sabres and a solo aircraft. This was the first Sabre team to be authorized to perform formation aerobatics in Canada.[6] The unit was disbanded on 1 October 1954. A contest to give the air demonstration team a formal name was organized by Lt. Colonel Tom Reid and Senior Administrative Assistant Lois Boyle. The spirit building contest was held at the CFB Moose Jaw base elementary school (Bushell Park Elementary) and resulted in the name Snowbirds.[7] The name reflected the aircraft's distinctive mostly-white paint scheme used at the time, connoted grace and beauty and was clearly linked to its Canadian origins. Coincidentally, "Snowbird" was the name of an Anne Murray hit song that was popular at the time.[8] The name was formally adopted on 25 June 1971. The Snowbirds were officially authorized to be designated the Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Team on 15 January 1975. The team was formed into its own squadron by reactivating 431 Squadron (renamed 431 Air Demonstration Squadron) on 1 April 1978.
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Canadian CF-18 Hornet Fighter Jets Landing

Canadian CF-18 Hornet Fighter Jets Landing

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Three CF-118 Hornet fighter jets from 409 Squadron of Cold Lake Alberta arrive at Joint-Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for RIMPAC 2014. The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (official military designation CF-188) is a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) (formerly Canadian Forces Air Command) fighter aircraft, based on the American McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter. In 1980, the F/A-18 was selected as the winner of the New Fighter Aircraft competition, and a production order was awarded. The Canadian Forces began receiving the CF-18 in 1982. -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_CF-18_Hornet Courtesy Video | Commander U.S. THIRD Fleet, Public Affairs Office AiirSource℠ covers military events and missions from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Like & share to show your support for the troops! Favorite this video and subscribe to AiirSource for future updates. Subscribe to AiirSource: http://youtube.com/AiirSource Add AiirSource to your circles on Google+: http://google.com/+AiirSource Join the conversation on Facebook: http://facebook.com/AiirSource Follow AiirSource on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AiirSource Find us on the web: http://www.AiirSource.com
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Government eyes Super Hornet to replace aging CF-18 jets

Government eyes Super Hornet to replace aging CF-18 jets

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CTV News has learned the federal government is considering buying Super Hornets to replace the aging CF-18s. Omar Sachedina has details. Subscribe to CTV News to watch more videos: https://www.youtube.com/ctvnews Connect with CTV News: For the latest news visit: http://www.ctvnews.ca/ For a full video offering visit the CTV News Network: http://www.ctvnews.ca/video CTV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CTVNews CTV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CTVNews Watch CTV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WatchCTVNews CTV News on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CTVNews/posts CTV News on Instagram: https://instagram.com/ctvnews/ CTV News on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ctvnews CTV News on Vine: https://vine.co/u/1134196353757794304 --- CTV News is Canada's most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations.
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fighter jets fly over Canadian Grand Prix

fighter jets fly over Canadian Grand Prix

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Christine's Stunning Night Landing!

Christine's Stunning Night Landing!

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First Officer Christine briefs and performs a great night landing at Toronto on the Air Canada Airbus A321 from Montego Bay. INFO http://www.worldairroutes.com/AirCanada321.html
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F18 training flight landing in a civilian airport

F18 training flight landing in a civilian airport

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From the great series 'Jetstream' by Discovery Canada. Buy the series on DVD here - http://www.papernyfilms.com/productions/jetstream Jetstream follows eight pilots training with the Canadian Air Force to fly one of the most advanced supersonic tactical fighter jets in the world—the CF-18 Hornet at CFB Cold Lake. They train under the 410 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron.
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FAA Probes What Could Have Been ‘Greatest Disaster In Aviation History’ | TODAY

FAA Probes What Could Have Been ‘Greatest Disaster In Aviation History’ | TODAY

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In a very close call at San Francisco International Airport, an Air Canada jet nearly landed on a taxiway loaded with other passenger jets. Officials say the quick actions of an air traffic controller helped avoid a potential tragedy. » Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on money, health and parenting. We wake up every morning to give you and your family all you need to start your day. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We are in the people business. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive TODAY archival footage & our original web series. Connect with TODAY Online! Visit TODAY's Website: http://on.today.com/ReadTODAY Find TODAY on Facebook: http://on.today.com/LikeTODAY Follow TODAY on Twitter: http://on.today.com/FollowTODAY Follow TODAY on Google+: http://on.today.com/PlusTODAY Follow TODAY on Instagram: http://on.today.com/InstaTODAY Follow TODAY on Pinterest: http://on.today.com/PinTODAY FAA Probes What Could Have Been ‘Greatest Disaster In Aviation History’ | TODAY
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Canada says it will buy 18 Super Hornet fighter jets — but the cost of aircraft is unknown?

Canada says it will buy 18 Super Hornet fighter jets — but the cost of aircraft is unknown?

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Canada intends to purchase 18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets and, while the Liberal government says it has a rough idea what that might cost, it stopped short of claiming its plan will save money in the long run. The Liberals had promised during the election campaign to purchase a replacement aircraft for the CF-18 jet fleet, pointing out that it would go for a cheaper alternative to the controversial F-35 stealth fighter selected by the Conservative government. But Tuesday, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced the Liberals would proceed with the purchase of 18 Super Hornets, in addition to holding a competition for the replacement of the CF-18 fleet later. The government noted that the F-35 could be selected as the winner for that competition if the price is right. This new process could wind up costing taxpayers even more, say industry representatives. The Super Hornets will be used to augment the existing CF-18 fleet. A new competition for replacement jets will be held after the Liberals’ defence policy review is completed, Foote said. But those new jets are not expected until the late 2020s.“Super Hornet’s advanced operational capabilities, low acquisition and sustainment costs, and Boeing’s continued investment in the Canadian aerospace industry — US$6 billion over the past five years alone, especially in Winnipeg and Manitoba — make the Super Hornet the perfect complement to Canada’s current and future fighter fleet,” he added. Source: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canada-says-it-will-buy-18-super-hornet-fighter-jets-but-the-cost-of-aircraft-is-unknown
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