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Liberals buying 25 used Aussie Hornets Fighters| Canada invests $54M in F-35 development (May 31, 2018 update)

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...but Canada is not at war now unlike when the Conservatives which talk the talk and not walk the walk ! Its not my party ...I don't believe in an effective Canadian government system anymore.
So you agree that PET spent more on the military than all those idiots on these forums that think the Conservatives did ?
Of course I do, like they say you aren’t entitled to your own facts. Perhaps I have incorrectly labelled you as partisan, haven’t seen any criticism of the LPC from you.

CPC made some good procurements but overall spending was far too low to fix much.
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Of course I do, like they say you aren’t entitled to your own facts. Perhaps I have incorrectly labelled you as partisan, haven’t seen any criticism of the LPC from you.

CPC made some good procurements but overall spending was far too low to fix much.
CPC under Mulroney: Introduced new DEU uniforms !
CPC under Harper: Introduced British ranks back to the DEU uniforms so CF members look like Brits !
CPC accomplishments: Makes Mr. Dressup look like an amateur !
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Arrival of used Aussie fighters pushed back to summer 2019 or later
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/arrival-used- ... 35106.html
It will be 2022 before the Royal Canadian Air Force receives all of the used Australian fighter jets the Liberal government intends to purchase, says senior defence official.

The plan was rolled out with much fanfare at the end of last year because the air force has faced — in the words of Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan — an "urgent capability gap" and is not able to meet its NATO and Norad commitments at the same time.

Pat Finn, who is in charge of the materiale branch of National Defence, told CBC News in a recent interview a final agreement is still months away.

He is confident, however, everything will come together.

Delivery is "staggered over three years," Finn said.
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CPC under Mulroney: Introduced new DEU uniforms !
CPC under Harper: Introduced British ranks back to the DEU uniforms so CF members look like Brits !
CPC accomplishments: Makes Mr. Dressup look like an amateur !
Have any LPC accomplishments from the last 30 years?
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Have any LPC accomplishments from the last 30 years?
So 30 years back will make it from 1986 on. 1984-1993 Mulroney was in power, 1993-2005 Chrétien/Martin was in power. So basically the LPC was in power for 12 years and off my head they procured the 4 Upholder/Victoria-class submarines from the UK and the 16 CH-149 Cormorant SAR helicopters. No matter how you look at it, the Canadian Forces current inventory of capital equipment that is still being used were mostly from past Liberal governments.
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So 30 years back will make it from 1986 on. 1984-1993 Mulroney was in power, 1993-2005 Chrétien/Martin was in power. So basically the LPC was in power for 12 years and off my head they procured the 4 Upholder/Victoria-class submarines from the UK and the 16 CH-149 Cormorant SAR helicopters. No matter how you look at it, the Canadian Forces current inventory of capital equipment that is still being used were mostly from past Liberal governments.
The Chrétien/Martin government paid a few rounds into the F35 program.
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This couldn't be more funnier this just last week on the infamous Liberal procured submarines ! ...LoL

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Names of aircraft manufacturers on “suppliers list” for Canada’s new fighter jet still a mystery
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/ ... -a-mystery
Feb. 9 was the deadline for companies to apply to the Canadian government to be on the supplier’s list for the new program to provide a fleet of fighter jets.

Being on that list is a requirement to be able to enter the competition to provide Canada with 88 new fighter aircraft.

Public Services and Procurement Canada was looking at having the list formalized by Feb. 12, at which time they would make it public. The reason for the fast turnaround is because it is relatively easy to be included on the list – essentially a manufacturer has to have a fighter jet currently in production.

But the list has yet to be formalized. Procurement Canada said they are still working on the list but offered no explanation about the delay.

But expect the major aircraft manufacturers who have indicated previous interest in the competition. They are:

Lockheed Martin with the F-35, Eurofighter Typhoon, the Dassault Rafale, and Saab’s Gripen.

Sources are also indicating that Boeing will join the competition with Super Hornet….perhaps an Advanced Super Hornet?
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Names of aircraft manufacturers on “suppliers list” for Canada’s new fighter jet still a mystery
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/ ... -a-mystery
Canada needs another Karl Heinz Scriber moment. Boeing used to monopolize the civilian airline aircraft sector as well till the Air Canada/Airbus affair. Karl Heinz Scriber should be a hero instead of being portrayed as a villain by facilitating North American airlines to have another option other than Boeing !

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Boeing has been officially approved to participate in the multibillion-dollar competition to replace Canada’s CF-18 fighter jets — though the U.S. aerospace giant insists it still hasn’t decided whether it will actually bid.

The other companies approved to participate are F-35 maker Lockheed Martin, French firm Dassault, Swedish jet maker Saab, and Airbus, which represents the European consortium Eurofighter.

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Canada has quietly paid another $54 million toward development of the F-35 stealth fighter, bringing its total investment in the controversial project to roughly a half a billion dollars over the last 20 years.

The government is consulting fighter-jet makers, including U.S. aerospace giant Boeing, before launching a formal competition early next year to decide on a replacement for the air force's aging CF-18s.

The annual F-35 payment was made to the U.S. military earlier this month, the Department of National Defence said and will keep Canada at the table as one of nine partners in the fighter jet project for the next year.

Staying in the program has advantages, as partners can compete for billions of dollars in contracts associated with building and maintaining the F-35. They also get a discount when purchasing the plane.


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our government are idiots. how long has it been and they still haven't made a decision about what to buy. I hate the indecisiveness.
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Seems that we are going a round about way to buy the F 35.
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brandonly wrote:
May 31st, 2018 9:48 pm
our government are idiots. how long has it been and they still haven't made a decision about what to buy. I hate the indecisiveness.
yeah we really should be buying Migs.
f35s are dumb and need to much support.
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daivey wrote:
Jun 3rd, 2018 7:34 pm
yeah we really should be buying Migs.
f35s are dumb and need to much support.
Migs are by and large garbage and Russia could cut us off from parts every time they have a snit fit.

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