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Old 11-05-2010, 12:16 PM   #101
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Default Re: Canada buys 65 F-35's

"Two aviation companies have complained that the Canadian government never gave their planes a good look before selecting a competing jet — Lockheed Martin's F-35 — for a lucrative military contract.

Representatives of Boeing and French airplane maker Dassault appeared before a parliamentary committee on Thursday to say their planes were overlooked despite being capable of fulfilling the required capabilities of a new fighter for the Canadian military.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:17 PM   #102
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Default Re: Canada buys 65 F-35's

With the Harper Goverment defeat due to Contempt of Parliament charges (first time in Commonwealth) dealing the F-35s and other thing, I thought it might be a good time to revist this thread.

The big issue was the goverment claim (with no sourcing) that the planes would cost about $75m (CAN$ about = USA$) each. This appears (to me) to be as likely as Canada nuking the USA. What do the rest of you think?
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