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madrat wrote:If Canada looked for alternatives why wouldn't they honestly look at Gripen NG with Meteor?
alloycowboy wrote:@M the problem with the Gripen and the F-16 as far as Canada is concerned is its short range.
hb_pencil wrote:alloycowboy wrote:@M the problem with the Gripen and the F-16 as far as Canada is concerned is its short range.
It was for the Gripen C, but not for the NG. However Saab acknowledged in parliamentary hearings that their fighter would not measure up to the F-35 in expeditionary warfare. Instead they were offering it as a complement to the F-35 for domestic ops.
One of the weird things was that they claimed an per hour cost of $4000 dollars... which is ridiculously low.
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