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Canada closer to delivering 88 advanced fighter jets to RCAF

The shipment of fighter jets come as a result of negotiations with the United States government and Lockheed Martin for the F-35.

March 29, 2022   by CM Staff

GATINEAU — The government of Canada says it has reached another milestone in the competitive process to purchase 88 advanced fighter jets for the Royal Canadian Air Force.

The shipment of fighter jets come as a result of negotiations with the United States government and Lockheed Martin for the F-35.

The government of Canada stated in its announcement that the procurement of these fighter jets will contribute to Arctic sovereignty, ensure the country’s protection and make sure Canada continues to fulfill its NATO and NORAD obligations.

It also stated that the F-35 fighter jet models were tested in scenarios that resembled those of allies in NATO and NORAD missions.

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The government has also simultaneously prepared two main operating bases for Canada’s future fighter aircraft, 4 Wing Cold Lake and 3 Wing Bagotville. The federal government stated that it expects the new infrastructure will support the long-term maintenance and operation of the new aircraft and support aviators.