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Post by Guest on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 18:35

nemo wrote:We need a system like Australia where defense purchases are not hindered by a change in government. Kind of reminds me of our STUPID PER system we had in the military.  I don't know if they have changed it or not. Because WHY did our PER scores drop when we were posted?  That was BULLSHIT.  And then you had Jane or John Doe who stayed in one spot and got promoted.

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Post by Nemo on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 13:58

We need a system like Australia where defense purchases are not hindered by a change in government. Kind of reminds me of our STUPID PER system we had in the military. I don't know if they have changed it or not. Because WHY did our PER scores drop when we were posted? That was BULLSHIT. And then you had Jane or John Doe who stayed in one spot and got promoted.
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Post by Guest on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 06:47

It's taking forever for our government past and present to purchase replacements for our aged fighter jets, now they are thinking of purchasing used ones until they find new replacements. That's our tax dollars they are playing with, if our government cannot find new replacements, they should ground our fighter jets until new ones can be found, used fighters is going to cost a lot not to mention how long they will last. By the looks of things, it doesn't seem as though our government is capable of finding new aircraft.

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Post by Nemo on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 17:29

What a JOKE>>>>. Our armed forces are a joke.....no modern equipment...small in numbers. Yeah, I love our military pers but it is way too undermanned and underequipped. We don't even have navel supply ships.
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Canada mulls buying used Boeing fighter jets from Australia

Post by Guest on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 15:41

Canada mulls buying used Boeing fighter jets from Australia

#DOMESTIC NEWSSEPTEMBER 6, 2017 / 2:31 PM By David Ljunggren


OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada, embroiled in a dispute with Boeing Co over the planned purchase of 18 new Super Hornet fighter jets, could buy used versions of the plane from Australia instead, the defense ministry said on Wednesday.

The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suspended talks with Boeing over the planned acquisition after the U.S. firm launched a trade challenge against Canadian planemaker Bombardier Inc in April.

“In light of Australia recently notifying all allies about their intent to dispose of their (Super Hornet) fleet, Canada visited them to inquire about the state of their equipment and spare parts,” the office of Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said in a statement.

“It is too early to provide detailed information about other options,” it added. The Australian air force operates 24 Super Hornets.

Trudeau on Tuesday complained about what he called Boeing’s “unfair and aggressive” trade challenge against Bombardier, which the U.S. firm alleges is dumping passenger planes in the American market.

Sajjan says Canada needs an interim fleet of 18 jets until it is able run an open competition to replace its veteran CF-18 fighters, a process that could take five years.

Neither Boeing nor the Australian High Commission (embassy) in Ottawa were immediately available for comment.

Australia bought the Super Hornets as an interim fleet until it could take delivery of F-35 planes made by Lockheed Martin Corp.

Canada’s former Conservative administration said in 2010 it would buy 65 F-35 jets but later scrapped the decision, triggering years of delays and reviews.

Ahead of the October 2015 election that brought him to power, Trudeau campaigned on a promise not to buy the F-35s, saying they were too expensive. Officials have since softened their line, saying the plane would be eligible to take part in the open competition.

https://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCAKCN1BH2H2-OCADN


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