A new report by the CCPA and the Rideau Instittute says the planned purchase of 65 F-35 stealth fighter jets is the result of a ‘pilot error’ by the Canadian government.
Pilot Error: Why the F-35 stealth fighter is wrong for Canada carefully examines all of Canada’s current and future security requirements and addresses specific claimed benefits of the F-35. It finds that the F-35 Stealth Fighter has no real comparable advantage over less-costly fighter jets other than offering stealth technology and “shock and awe” capabilities.
It concludes that the government should not proceed with the planned procurement of the jets, and should redefine Canada’s fighter jet roles.
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