Defence procurement

Only competition will reveal the best CF-18 replacement

The F-35A may yet be the best aircraft to meet Canada’s needs. The only way of knowing for certain is through an open, fair, and transparent competition.

A Canadian CF-18 Hornet aircraft being prepared for a mission during Operation Impact, which included air strikes in Syria and Iraq. Canada's CF-18 fleet was originally expected to last only until 2003, but a long-standing program of upgrades and repairs are keeping them flying, for now. Photograph courtesy of the Department of National Defence

By ALAN WILLIAMS

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 12:00 AM

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