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Mon Mar 28, 2022, 09:02 PM

Canada to buy 88 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin

Canada announced plans Monday to buy 88 US-made F-35 stealth fighter jets to replace its aging fleet, and meet new threats including from Russia.

The F-35 "has proven to be a mature, capable and interoperable aircraft and that is why we are moving to the finalization phase of this procurement," Defense Minister Anita Anand told a joint news conference with Procurement Minister Filomena Tassi.

"Canada has one of the greatest air spaces in the world and we have to make sure that our next fleet of fighter jets is flexible, agile and able to meet a wide spectrum of threats," she said.

Lockheed's fifth-generation F-35 stealth jets are considered the most modern combat aircraft in the world, and their unique shape and coating make them harder to detect by enemy radar.

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Mon Mar 28, 2022, 09:21 PM

1. We need the jets and a few ships just to patrol our northern waterways.

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Mon Mar 28, 2022, 09:27 PM

2. Unfortunately, everyone will arming up for awhile.

 

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