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New Fighter Jets = Cost of Sovereignty

Canada has announced that it is buying 65 new F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) to replace the aging fleet of F-18s. The price-tag for this new procurement has been estimated at $9B USD. It will likely be larger with the cost of repairs, service and a maintenance contract.

These jets are going to be pivotal in defending Canada’s sovereignty, particularly in the high arctic, as well as fulfilling the nation’s commitments to the defense of North America through NORAD, and future international obligations under NATO or the U.N.

The fighter jets are top of the line and the best the aviation industry has to offer. Good job, Canada!


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