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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
Monday, April 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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