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Australian AG says each F-35 fighter jet to cost $131.4-million, same version Canada slated to buy

The F-35 stealth fighter jet costs that the U.S. Department of Defense provided to Canada’s Department of National Defence last May showed the price for the F-35 version, which the Harper government intends to buy, had risen to $131.4-million per plane, according to the same cost estimates the U.S. gave to Australia, which is slated to buy a fleet of the same version of the warplane.

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Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose has said DND will consider alternatives to the F-35s. But Department of National Defence requirements for a jet to replace the 30-year-old CF-18s have not changed since 2010.

 

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Australian AG says each F-35 fighter jet to cost $131.4-million, same version Canada slated to buy

The F-35 stealth fighter jet costs that the U.S. Department of Defense provided to Canada’s Department of National Defence last May showed the price for the F-35 version, which the Harper government intends to buy, had risen to $131.4-million per plane, according to the same cost estimates the U.S. gave to Australia, which is slated to buy a fleet of the same version of the warplane.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose has said DND will consider alternatives to the F-35s. But Department of National Defence requirements for a jet to replace the 30-year-old CF-18s have not changed since 2010.

 

  

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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