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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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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.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, September 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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