Canadian Government Considers Fighter Jet Replacement Program | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.19.14 **
** Airborne 11.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.17.14 **
** Airborne 11.14.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.14.14 **

Tue, Jul 13, 2010

Canadian Government Considers Fighter Jet Replacement Program

May Purchase As Many As 65 Joint Strike Fighters

In a move that may bee seen as controversial by Canadian citizens, the government said that it plans to announce Friday that it plans to purchase as many as 65 new fighter aircraft to the tune of $16 billion. The top contender, sources say, is the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

Canada's Department of National Defense says it has not officially decided on which aircraft will replace its current fighter fleet. Defense Minister Peter MacKay had announced in May that Canada would buy the JSF, but he later backtracked and said there would be a competitive bid process.

The Vancouver Sun reports that the news is coming at a time when Parliament is not in session, and that national interest is relatively low due to the summer holidays. But some opposition members of Parliament are questioning whether the current fleet of CF-18 fighters needs to be replaced at all. The last upgraded CF-18 was delivered in March, and some are saying that the cost of a new fighter can't be justified.

The $16 billion (Canadian) price tag reportedly would include a 20 year support contract.

FMI: www.forces.gc.ca/site/index.asp

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 11.19.14: FAA v Pirker Update, F-35C Night Traps, G650ER Delivers

Also: EAA’s Eric Fatla, Legend Cubs Honor Veterans, EAA Hall Of Fame, AAA Record Breakers, AMA Responds to AP Welcome to the first Airborne to be webcast in our Fourth year o>[...]

GAMA, NATA Among More Than 500 Signers Of Letters Urging Tax Credit Extension

Letters Sent To All Members Of Congress Press For Action In Lame-Duck Session GAMA and NATA were among 527 organizations signing letters to leaders in the U.S. House and Senate cal>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.20.14)

Montana Pilot's Association Montana Pilot's Association (MPA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1939, comprised of nearly 700+ pilots, to serve the interests and needs of gen>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.20.14): Cold Air Damming (CAD)

The phenomenon in which a low-level cold air mass is trapped topographically. Often, this cold air is entrenched on the east side of mountainous terrain.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.20.14)

"While it is disappointing to see the third-quarter sales drop slightly compared to the first half of the year, the industry has experienced modest year-over-year growth in sales c>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC