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Canada Preparing to Replace its CF-18 Hornets [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2010-7-20 15:40:33 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Alex2010 at 2010-7-20 01:00 PM



Another question would be.....against whom would you have to defend your territory? The US?^^


Russians

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Post time 2010-7-20 15:41:44 |Display all floors
Russian planes that might occasionally fly into Can airspace

Overall general defense, and occasional foreign excursions

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Post time 2010-7-20 19:36:07 |Display all floors
Originally posted by manoj10 at 2010-7-18 19:51
Canada originally bought 128 “CF-18s” from 1982-1988, but accidents and retirements have reduced the fleet to about 103, with only 80 upgraded F/A-18A/B aircraft operational. The Hornets are expe ...


Have anyone ever asked the question: Why does Canada, a country with a relatively neutral stance in international affairs, want F-35's for when they still have their shiny and awesome looking (Yes, in looks only) CF-18's and when they have big brother in the south to come to their rescue if the Chinese start coming after them with J-10's :) ???  And, at a cost of something like a hundred million per copy? I mean imagine that  -- stupidity that is...
Putin's a killer. This was the claim made by Fox News journalist; Bill O'Reilly during his recent interview with Donald Trump. Trump's reply came in the form of a simple question. What, you think our country's so innocent?

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Post time 2010-7-20 20:44:36 |Display all floors

and again WHY the US...

Originally posted by edisonone at 2010-7-20 03:36


Have anyone ever asked the question: Why does Canada, a country with a relatively neutral stance in international affairs, want F-35's for when they still have their shiny and awesome looking ( ...


and why the US spends billions for...to invade & cause trouble around the world instead of homeland security  

*maybe the canucks are up to no good (who knows)  

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Post time 2010-7-23 12:39:42 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Alex2010 at 2010-7-20 15:30



Another question would be.....against whom would you have to defend your territory? The US?^^


As part of NATO, Canada should have a credible air defence force regardless of whom they defend against, or not depending on the case at the time.

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Post time 2010-7-23 14:26:53 |Display all floors

Reply #9 felix292's post

Canada is a large nation with HUGE NATIONAL BUDGET.

Spending on the military can create MANY HIGH VALUE jobs for it's citizenry!
70,000 jobs to be exact on a C$22 billon budget!
That's C$300,000 spending to 1 personnel!

Compare that to China, US$120 billion to 2.3 million employees!
That's only US$50,000 per 1 personnel!

If Canada buy 500 F-CK-1 Jets, it can have more PILOTS, and better paying jobs!
Those jets are cheap, COST EFFECTIVE ground support aircrafts, less than C$2 billion to buy the whole lot!

ha ha ha

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