Pressure increases on [Canada] to stay or leave F-35 program

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Unread post15 May 2018, 20:36

Has the Aussie sale progressed to something firm? Has a contract been signed, or canuckian dollars changed hands? Last I recall, Trudeau was going to do it, but I don't recall a contract having been signed...
Take an F-16, add a dollop of A-7, a big gob of F-22, sprinkle on some AV-8B, stir well, then bake. What do you get? An F-35.
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Unread post16 May 2018, 02:09

Don't recall a contract signing but many GovToGov sweet murmurings about how it was all doable - as long as the US gubmint allowed such a sale - no word since Dec 12-13 2017 however there is this (if it has not been posted before?).
Canada gave U.S. just hours notice it would not buy Super Hornets
04 Mar 2018 Tim Naumetz

"...Documents a U.S. government agency provided to Congress regarding the proposed Boeing Super Hornet sale to Canada and earlier records of Boeing Super Hornet sales to Australia, show the jets Canada intended to buy would have been vastly more costly per plane than Australia’s acquisitions.... [then more 'vague' details already specified here?]

Source: https://ipolitics.ca/2018/03/04/canada- ... r-hornets/
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