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Unread post14 Mar 2012, 00:00

Tory about-face on F-35 jets as minister denies ‘definitive decision’ on $16B deal
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Story contains a graphic of F-35A features and potential weapons.

"Two years of unwavering Conservative support for the F-35 took a major hit Tuesday as Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino said the government has not ruled out walking away from the troubled stealth fighter program.

Fantino also revealed a team of defence department officials have been considering “all kinds of contingencies” should the F-35 not be ready to replace Canada’s aging fleet of CF-18s and acknowledged the government does not know how much each F-35 will cost."

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Unread post14 Mar 2012, 00:58

Obviously Canada wants the F-35 but if Lockheed Martin can't provide them in the realm of affordability then all the JSF partners may have to buy an alternative fighter even though it is not the one they want.
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Unread post14 Mar 2012, 03:28

Agreed alloycowboy...

And to think that some of us still long for a multi platform fleet...

At this point, I'd just settle for something that we won't be flying while other countries retire the same platform years before us.
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Unread post25 Nov 2012, 23:06

pushoksti wrote:
butters wrote:Canada's actual military needs could be more than adequately satisfied by SuperHornets or Gripen NGs.


Great, more comments from the peanut gallery. Please don't comment on what you don't know. Is it your job to analyze Canada's next fighter aircraft, do you know every single capability of both fighters, including the F-35 and compare them ACCURATELY?? No, you can't, so stop suggesting nonsense and stay in your lane, whatever it is.


Well, do you? Can you provide an accurate and unbiased campartison? I seriously doubt you have all of the specs/facts on either machine. Unless you have really good insight into the industry. If you do, why would you be talking about it in this forum.
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Unread post25 Nov 2012, 23:36

2meese wrote:
pushoksti wrote:
butters wrote:Canada's actual military needs could be more than adequately satisfied by SuperHornets or Gripen NGs.


Great, more comments from the peanut gallery. Please don't comment on what you don't know. Is it your job to analyze Canada's next fighter aircraft, do you know every single capability of both fighters, including the F-35 and compare them ACCURATELY?? No, you can't, so stop suggesting nonsense and stay in your lane, whatever it is.


Well, do you? Can you provide an accurate and unbiased campartison? I seriously doubt you have all of the specs/facts on either machine. Unless you have really good insight into the industry. If you do, why would you be talking about it in this forum.


Actually, with technical expertise (Which pushoksti possesses) and knowledge of the fighter market he and others can make a generalized comparison between various capabilities that offer a fairly accurate rating of their relative position.

In the case of the Department of National Defence's actual assessment, it was even close between the F-35 and other capabilities. You could discount stuff like stealth and it still bested other platforms like Super Hornet on things like capability and cost.
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Unread post26 Nov 2012, 19:39

2meese wrote:
pushoksti wrote:
butters wrote:Canada's actual military needs could be more than adequately satisfied by SuperHornets or Gripen NGs.


Great, more comments from the peanut gallery. Please don't comment on what you don't know. Is it your job to analyze Canada's next fighter aircraft, do you know every single capability of both fighters, including the F-35 and compare them ACCURATELY?? No, you can't, so stop suggesting nonsense and stay in your lane, whatever it is.


Well, do you? Can you provide an accurate and unbiased campartison? I seriously doubt you have all of the specs/facts on either machine. Unless you have really good insight into the industry. If you do, why would you be talking about it in this forum.


Why are you trolling. You just bumped a dead, months old thread for that useless post. Your post in the other Canadian thread boasting about the Gripen is completely based on video game experience. I would just stop posting if I were you.
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