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CANADA IN FULL RECOIL OVER THE TRUE COST OF REPLACING THEIR CF-18 HORNETS WITH THE F-35

Exactly as I have predicted for years (please read the over 150 position pieces and commentary updates on the F-35 boondoggle posted on this site for consistent proof), Canada looks like it is going to shop for the best jet … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 NEWS UPDATE!: June 28th, 2012

F-35’s DISTRIBUTED APERTURE SYSTEM & APG-81 RADAR DETECTS & TRACKS BALLISTIC MISSILES What an amazing capability serious growth potential, not just in the F-35 but in other manned and unmanned platforms as well! —————————————————————————————————————— NEW WEAPON FOR F-35 MAY BE … Read the rest of this entry

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MORE “FUZZY MATH” IN CANADA CONCERNING F-35 COSTS

The Canadians have enough money in their $9B budget for 65 new F-35As and training… For only a little over half of the life of the airframe! Yeah, the books were cooked to show that the budget would work, but … Read the rest of this entry

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CANADA’S HARPER LED GOVERNMENT GOES FOR A MULLIGAN ON F-35 DECISION

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/conservatives-hit-reset-button-on-plan-to-buy-65-fighter-jets/article2392622/ This is huge news that will reverberate throughout the F-35 program. The Harper government, under increasingly intense fire from both outside and from within over it’s “curious” method for selecting the F-35 to replace Canada’s aging F/A-18 Hornet fleet, … Read the rest of this entry

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CANADIAN AUDITOR GENERAL UNLEASHES A FULL BARRAGE ON THE F-35 PROCUREMENT PROCESS

This is some story really. Is there a hardcore scandal here? It seems like there is a lot of smoke, now where is the fire that caused it? Were key Canadian lawmakers really just so excited about the F-35 that … Read the rest of this entry

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SURPRISE!: CANADA DID NOT SHOP MUCH BEFORE SELECTING THE F-35

Dear Canada, buy Silent Eagles or IRM Super Hornets. The whole CAF F-35 deal is beginning to smell more and more like dead fish. Canada really needs to face the facts when it comes to their budget, air sovereignty requirements, … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP: MARCH 20th, 2012!

PERSONAL MESSAGE TO AVIATIONINTEL READERS: I’m back! Thank you for your patience while I was fulfilling some photo obligations around the US. Long days of shooting suck it out of you and I told myself from day one that if … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP MARCH 4th, 2012!

THE UK PREPARES FOR THE F-35C, YET MAY OPT FOR THE F-35B ONCE AGAIN The BBC takes us inside the UK’s F-35 simulator where RAF pilots and industry folks are becoming re-familiarized with “cat & trap” naval aviation. This simulator … Read the rest of this entry

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Canada’s F-35s Will Not Have Sat Comms For Some Time…

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why Canada is buying the F-35… http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/canadas-first-f-35s-wont-have-built-in-ability-to-communicate-in-arctic-132408093.html

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JSF A Bad Choice For Canada

Now they may not be able to train their own aircrews. At a certain point don’t you think they would just buy an affordable 4.5+ Generation fighter in relevant numbers instead of the F-35? Its like selling your car for … Read the rest of this entry

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CANADA NEEDS TO GET REAL ABOUT THE FUTURE OF ITS TINY FIGHTER FORCE

I have always been a bit bewildered by the size and makeup of Canada’s fighter force. There are about 78 upgraded  Hornets flying with the CAF these days. This single type provides a one-size-fits-all fighter capability for the country. How does such a large country … Read the rest of this entry

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Canada Dropping Out Of NATO AEW&C Program

So wait a minute? Canada is not going to fund the multinational AWACS program but they intend to still be part of NATO and use these capabilities when needed, such as the current operation in Libya? Also, Canada is buying the … Read the rest of this entry

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