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U.S. secretary of defence inquires about Canada’s F-35 plans

The U.S. deputy secretary of defence says he'd like the Canadian government to make up its mind, one way or the other, whether it will replace its aging CF-18 fleet with Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets. 


March 14, 2016
By CBC News

“Because Canada has been a partner in the F-35 program, if they withdraw — I think it’s 65 airplanes —  the price for all the other members in the coalition goes up slightly,” said Robert Work, in an interview with Rosemary Barton, host of CBC News Network’s Power & Politics.

The Conservative government had planned to acquire 65 F-35 stealth fighter jets for the Royal Canadian Air Force, but the procurement process was put on hold after the auditor general accused the government of fudging the project’s costs and not doing sufficient research. | READ MORE