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First of 88 aircraft will not be delivered until 2026
Canada has signed off on the final contract to buy F-35 jet fighters to replace the air force’s aging CF-18s, Defence Minister Anita Anand said Monday.
The final agreement for 88 warplanes — involving the Canadian and U.S. governments and the jet’s manufacturer — won’t see its first delivery until 2026 and the first F-35 squadrons will not be operational until 2029, senior defence officials said during a technical briefing before the minister’s announcement.
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WNU Editor: Before he was elected Prime Minister, Trudeau said that he would kill the F-35 deal that the previous Conservative government was negotiating. When he became PM he put together a panel to determine what fighter jet to purchase. Now …. seven years later …. we learn that the previous government’s decision to buy the F-35 was the right one.
Canada Strikes Deal To Buy 88 F-35s
Canada officially inks F-35 deal: 88 fighters, $19B CAD — Breaking Defense