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Canada is not considering the purchase of F-35 fighter jets

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The Government of Canada intends to update the outdated Air Force fleet with modernized CF-18 Super Hornet aircraft, reports TASS Post Cabinet of the country, published on Tuesday.




"Canada will immediately explore (the possibility) of acquiring 18 new CF-18 Super Hornet aircraft," the report said.

“As we promised, our government will pursue a policy of open and transparent competition in the replacement of CF-18 fighters, which for many years have been part of the country's air force. We will also soon begin negotiations with Boeing (manufacturer CF-18) on the acquisition of a temporary fleet (fighters) to reduce the inequality of opportunity (with the US), ”said Judy Foote, Minister of Public Works and Procurement.

The agency explains that the “inequality of opportunities” refers to an agreement between the United States and Canada on a certain number of modern fighter jets that are part of the troops of the North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

It is noted that CF-18 are in service with the Canadian Air Force for more than 30 years. Currently, only 138 is left from the 77 machines purchased.
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  1. Gray brother
    Gray brother 23 November 2016 14: 15
    +7
    Not, dear, Canadian friends, you still have to buy an elephant.
    1. newcomer
      newcomer 23 November 2016 14: 18
      +4
      Well, in any case, already thoughtful. who is next?
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 23 November 2016 15: 32
        +3
        I apologize, why are several comments deleted, including mine?
    2. 210ox
      210ox 23 November 2016 14: 19
      +4
      And to the elephant is the whole elephant ..
      Quote: Gray Brother
      Not, dear, Canadian friends, you still have to buy an elephant.
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother 23 November 2016 14: 33
        +2
        Quote: 210ox
        And to the elephant is the whole elephant ..

        But the idea was good, it is clear why Canadians rested:
        “I don’t want our warning to be perceived as a threat, but we will have no choice - if Canada refuses to buy the F-35, we will move the production of the components that we intended to place in this country to other countries,” the international director of the F program said -35 Steve Over. Canada may lose contracts for $ 610 millionin which 110 local companies could be involved. However, opponents say that under the terms of cooperation on this program, Canada is not obliged to buy the F-35, and the statements of the American company are banal blackmail. Earlier, the conservative government of Canada announced its commitment to acquire 65 fighters of this type.

        I specifically allocated the amount of contracts, because according to some sources, the cost one F-35 (including maintenance costs for the entire period of operation) is about 650 million dollars.
        A masterpiece.
        1. Alex_Tug
          Alex_Tug 23 November 2016 14: 52
          +1
          Canada may lose contracts for $ 610 millionin which 110 local companies could be involved.

          It’s easier for Canada to pay these 610 million companies than to buy 30 F-35s (I don’t immediately remember the number agreement). In fact, Canada, these F-35 nafis ... are not needed.
          1. gladcu2
            gladcu2 24 November 2016 03: 50
            0
            Alex

            Of course not needed.

            Canada has no natural enemies. And for the United States, they pay a contribution. Feasible and regular.

            Army for Canada, in the event of natural disasters and a tribute to tradition.
            1. Magua-xnumx
              Magua-xnumx 28 November 2016 17: 11
              0
              What is it specifically expressed and how much more?
        2. Giant thought
          Giant thought 23 November 2016 15: 22
          +1
          It’s like in a joke, but who needs such a disabled person.
          1. Magua-xnumx
            Magua-xnumx 28 November 2016 16: 19
            0
            USA for example ...
    3. Samen
      Samen 23 November 2016 14: 20
      +4
      Canada is not considering the purchase of F-35 fighter jets

      In vain! Great salamet! Modify a little bit, and - alda))))
      1. OLD FART
        OLD FART 23 November 2016 14: 26
        0
        Quote: Semen
        Canada is not considering the purchase of F-35 fighter jets

        And you have to ...! Trump will definitely make you sell all this garbage urgently ... And let them defend themselves as they want ..)))
        1. Temples
          Temples 23 November 2016 14: 33
          +1
          From whom to defend something? Airplanes will not help with phobias. From the Indians, too, since there are no (Indians) left. From England and France? So they have not claimed American colonies for a long time. From whom to defend? Apart Do not buy airplanes from us, will we rot you?
          1. St Petrov
            St Petrov 23 November 2016 15: 02
            +1
            From whom to defend something?


            I think they are smart and do not deceive friendship with the United States

            The United States has its own interests, because of which Canada sometimes snatches. But there is still drinking water with a very serious problem. In Canada it is more than in the USA.

            In general, sooner or later America will be forced to bend its "ally" (and as we all know, the concept of America's ally is very relative)

            1. alex73s
              alex73s 23 November 2016 15: 14
              +1
              Quote: c-Petrov
              From whom to defend something?


              I think they are smart and do not deceive friendship with the United States

              The United States has its own interests, because of which Canada sometimes snatches. But there is still drinking water with a very serious problem. In Canada it is more than in the USA.

              In general, sooner or later America will be forced to bend its "ally" (and as we all know, the concept of America's ally is very relative)


              And also oil and gas. In Canada, everyone was campaigning for Grandmother Clinton, explaining that Trump would send troops and occupy Canada (everyone goes crazy differently)
              1. Magua-xnumx
                Magua-xnumx 28 November 2016 18: 29
                0
                This one may try, but will not. There were wars between the USA and Canada.
                Modern Canada is founded by loyalists who fled from the United States to the north after the American Revolution, and the Queen also has nuclear weapons.
                Rather, the United States itself will fall apart from internal contradictions as it comes to this, and something will happen to Kaknada ...
          2. OLD FART
            OLD FART 23 November 2016 15: 02
            0
            Quote: Temples
            From the Indians, too, since there are no (Indians) left.

            Sorry for the Indians, we in the USSR, the boys Chingachguk raved ...!
            Maybe at least one Chingachgook stayed there ...? We would have rushed to help ... Will our childhood dream come true "To save the Indians and Uncle Tom's hut" ..? We all boys of the USSR were preparing for this .. You're lying, there is a leader in America who needs to be saved from the evil Yankees ..!
            I’m a little emotional men, I just remembered and compared childhood ... crying
            1. Sergej1972
              Sergej1972 23 November 2016 21: 30
              0
              Actually, there are Indians there, and there are Eskimos. And there is a huge territorial unit "Nunavut territory" with a population of mainly Indians and Eskimos.
          3. gladcu2
            gladcu2 24 November 2016 04: 15
            0
            Temples

            There are a lot of Indians in Canada. They live well. And there are also many of them in the USA. Driving through "reservations" without experience, you won't even notice. That we passed an Indian village.

            It is most interesting to pass through the villages of Ameshes, "Old Believers". During the day, they ride lacquered horse-drawn carriages there. And at night it is completely dark. Only candles are burning in the windows. There is no street lighting.
            The land is plowed with a plow. Dress up in homespun clothing. Wear "Lincoln" beards and straw hats.

            And the Indians, the guys are normal. I go to one such airsoft shoot. He holds the airsoft field. When I got into the head of a match from two meters. Sniper. Favorite entertainment, to beat a cigarette out of his mouth with a shot.
            I really punished him in the last fight. He was offended. But this is lyrics. All people are like people.
    4. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 23 November 2016 20: 45
      0
      Canada thinks it will be limited to the Hornets.
      The US knows that Canada will have to buy both the Hornets and Penguins.
    5. Simpsonian
      Simpsonian 27 November 2016 06: 33
      0
      you don’t have to ... elephants are still Boeing or Dasso firms

      penguin even in the usa is already called "pig jet" (pig jet) lol

      an elephant - please, you can even from the company Sukhoi-Superjet (especially since there are no natural enemies), and flying jet pigs is unnecessary ...
      1. Magua-xnumx
        Magua-xnumx 28 November 2016 17: 32
        0
        Eurofighter, alas, is unlikely to be suitable - the stripes are short so you need a deck, CF-18 was therefore chosen.
  2. jetfors_84
    jetfors_84 23 November 2016 14: 17
    +2
    The remaining 61, or what?
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 23 November 2016 14: 19
      +2
      Quote: jetfors_84
      The remaining 61, or what?

      Spare parts.
    2. Yuri from Volgograd
      Yuri from Volgograd 23 November 2016 15: 51
      0
      Quote: jetfors_84
      The remaining 61, or what?

      So my friend they are 30 years old.
      Tired of surfing the fifth ocean.
  3. HAPA
    HAPA 23 November 2016 14: 24
    +2
    Well yes....
    "1) Roll the barrel on the fact that the fighters chose a fighter without a competition
    2) Win elections including promising to cancel the purchase of F-35, hold a competition
    3) Do not cancel the purchase of F-35, buy SH without competition
    4) Wash your hands by transferring the final decision to the next booth. "

    Here is the ticking logic of a liberal government. They crushed the Air Force until the Air Force was complete .....
    "Canada will continue participation in the Joint Strike Fighter Program until at least a contract award for the permanent fleet. This will allow Canada to maximize benefits of the partnership and gives Canada the option to buy the aircraft through the program, should the F-35 be successful in the competitive process for the permanent fleet. "
    "Canada will continue to participate in the Strike Fighter joint program until at least a contract for a permanent fleet is awarded. This will allow Canada to maximize the benefits of the partnership and give Canada the opportunity to buy aircraft through the program if the F-35 is successful. in a competitive procedure for a permanent fleet. "
    http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=index&cr
    tr.page = 1 & nid = 1158669 & _ga = 1.51663721.1594599849.1
    472657568
    1. Temples
      Temples 23 November 2016 14: 37
      +2
      Canada will continue to participate in the joint Strike Fighter program, until at least a contract award for the permanent fleet. This will allow Canada to maximize the benefits of the partnership and gives Canada the opportunity to buy a plane through the program if the F-35 be successful in the competitive process for a permanent fleet

      Mom Cheli, what is this nonsense? Even Vitalka Ukrainian is more clearly explained. laughing
      Sir, do not trust Google translation wassat
  4. RASKAT
    RASKAT 23 November 2016 14: 47
    +1
    Definitely forced to buy, the Americans have no allies, there are Vassals.
    1. novel66
      novel66 23 November 2016 15: 08
      +2
      not vassals but partners (though only passive)
      1. Simpsonian
        Simpsonian 27 November 2016 06: 42
        0
        "passive partners" have German tanks Leopard-2 instead of Abrams and Belgian guilty FN FAC ... British artillery, armored personnel carriers.
        1. Magua-xnumx
          Magua-xnumx 28 November 2016 18: 40
          0
          Still their ships, British submarines ... Do not beads swords.
          the bendors divorced.
  5. novel66
    novel66 23 November 2016 15: 03
    +2
    and who actually asks them? want-not want. there is such a word - it is NECESSARY!
    1. Sagittarius
      Sagittarius 23 November 2016 15: 18
      +1
      So the Canadians threw the Americans with their sophisticated airplane.
      1. novel66
        novel66 23 November 2016 15: 23
        +2
        no, definitely bent
        1. Magua-xnumx
          Magua-xnumx 23 November 2016 18: 07
          0
          Who Canadians? Do not even dream ... There will be no Super Hornets instead of this F-35, there will be a French or a Europlane.
          1. novel66
            novel66 23 November 2016 18: 26
            +2
            so that the Americans of Kandyans do not bend down - this is some kind of fantasy.
            1. Magua-xnumx
              Magua-xnumx 23 November 2016 18: 47
              0
              For you, yes. Googled what kind of Canada is armed with rifles, tanks and ships,
              1. novel66
                novel66 23 November 2016 20: 07
                +2
                to be honest - it's just laziness, it’s deep purple to me what the Canadians have, and why are they
                1. Simpsonian
                  Simpsonian 27 November 2016 06: 29
                  +1
                  then bend yourself and look here
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Army#Equip
                  ment
                  https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_royale_canad
                  ienne
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 23 November 2016 18: 32
    0
    What is this?
    The Americans couldn’t crush Canada or the next tale about the evil Eun, who threatens Canada, didn’t work. Maybe the brain was turned on and they understood how the Americans got them all on the F-22, F-35, although I doubt that something went wrong.
  7. tracer
    tracer 24 November 2016 02: 46
    0
    On the remaining 77 aircraft, not all of course, women fly ... finally kapets. From polar bears it helps iron.
  8. Hariton laptev
    Hariton laptev 24 November 2016 09: 34
    0
    unscrew the hands of Canadians and buy like a cute F35.
    1. Simpsonian
      Simpsonian 27 November 2016 06: 45
      0
      I don’t need it for nothing ... now only the theoretical possibility of 30 pieces of the F-35C remains, but they will not be
  9. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 24 November 2016 09: 44
    +1
    To Canadians it is not so important which combat aircraft is in service:
    4th generation or 5th. They sometimes participate in NATO military operations.
    but (recently) not in the "front row".
    When the air defense is suppressed, then the Hornet will bomb perfectly on targets.
    For example, F-35 was important to Italians in order to master its production and
    keep your airline prom at 21st century level. And the Canadians and so the aviation industry in order.
    1. Simpsonian
      Simpsonian 27 November 2016 06: 48
      0
      Actually, there is such NORAD, just F-35 if that Tu-22M3 and Tu-160 does not catch up

      and flying with one engine (for which they even forgot to calculate the price) over the Arctic is "not ice".