The 5G Argument by Tim Dunne
© FrontLine Defence Vol.9 No.1
The Canadian Government’s July 2010 announcement that it was to replace the aging CF-18 Hornet with the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft was met with stern admonishment (and some ridicule) from Rideau Institute president Steven Staples, among others who oppose military purchases.
Their objections revolve around: (a) a belief that Canada does not need a fifth generation (5G) combat aircraft; (b) that there was an arbitrary selection of a single aircraft without a legitimate competitive process; and (c) that the cost is excessive.
Source: http://frontline-canada.com/Defence/ind ... ?page=1799]The 5G Argument
A freelance journalist with a focus on the three branches of the Canadian Forces.