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Only competition will reveal the best CF-18 replacement

By Alan Williams      

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

In an op-ed published in The Hill Times Oct. 5 entitled Why sole-sourcing the F-35 is best, Richard Shimooka of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute attempted to present evidence to support that claim. My opinions differ from his.

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