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Canada inks multibillion-dollar deal for F-35 fighter jets. Here’s how much it will cost – National
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Canada inks multibillion-dollar deal for F-35 fighter jets. Here’s how much it will cost – National

Canada has finalized a long-awaited deal to replace its aging fleet of CF-18 fighter jets with 88 of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighters set to begin arriving in the coming years, Defence Minister Anita Anand announced on Monday. While the project budget is $19 billion, officials said in a technical briefing Monday morning that the cost estimate for the lifecycle of these fighter jets is expected to land around $70 billion. Read more: Anand pledges ‘ambitious’ military culture reform in report to Parliament Read next: Rising MMA star Victoria ‘The Prodigy’ Lee dies at 18 The first aircraft are set to be delivered in 2026, officials said, and the full fleet is expected to reach operational capability between 2032 and 2034.“The F-35 adv...
Anand pledges ‘ambitious’ military culture reform in report to Parliament – National
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Anand pledges ‘ambitious’ military culture reform in report to Parliament – National

Defence Minister Anita Anand has unveiled what she describes as “an ambitious roadmap” to reform the Canadian Armed Forces’ culture amid what experts have called a sexual misconduct “crisis.” In a new report tabled to Parliament on Tuesday, Anand said she had directed the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces to pursue “an all-hands on deck effort” to address the dozens of recommendations made by former Supreme Court of Canada justice Louise Arbour when she released her long-anticipated report into the culture of the Canadian military in May. Read more: Anand to report to Parliament on military sexual misconduct recommendations Read More Anand to report to Parliament o...