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Anarchist Prime
Fri Sep 28 08:46:45
U.S. Approves Transfer of Australian F-18s to Canada

(Source: Forecast International; issued Sept 27, 2018)

OTTAWA -- The U.S. State Department has signed off on the transfer of 25 second-hand Australian F-18 Hornets to the government of Canada. U.S. approval was necessary because the transfer involved U.S. weapon systems.

Canada is buying the aircraft to meet an interim requirement for additional fighters until a permanent replacement for the country's CF-18 fleet can be found. The interim requirement was the result of a change in Canada's defense policy that calls for the Royal Canadian Air Force to be able to meet both NATO and North America air defense requirements concurrently, as well as concerns that the availability rate of the existing fleet of CF-18s was inadequate.

Negotiations for the second-hand aircraft are currently underway, and U.S. approve of the transfer should allow a deal to be finalized by the end of the year. Deliveries are expected to be begin in summer 2018. Canada originally intended to buy 18 new F/A-18E/F Super Hornets from Boeing in a potential $5.2 billion deal approved by the State Department in September 2017.

The plan fell through when an unrelated trade dispute erupted after Boeing claimed that the Canadian government was subsidizing Bombardier's CSeries commercial aircraft. Ottawa subsequently abandoned the Super Hornet deal, at which point an agreement was made for the Australian aircraft.

The original plan was to buy 18 aircraft from Australia, but news outlets reported in June of this year that an additional seven aircraft were added to the deal to be used for spare parts.


Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Sep 28 08:53:56

That's what you do for folks you like.

Fri Sep 28 11:44:09
* The State Department doesn't hate Canada

Fri Sep 28 12:09:16
What does Canada need fighter jets for? Who is gonna attack them? USA?
Anarchist Prime
Fri Sep 28 12:10:34
the united states of arabia
Fri Sep 28 12:36:14
Russia likes buzzing their northern frontiers in the arctic.
Im better then you
2012 UP Football Champ
Fri Sep 28 12:57:13
Trump just likes to pick on weak to make himself look tough.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Sep 28 13:27:54


Isn't every country weaker than The United States?

Tentacle Rapist
Fri Sep 28 13:39:55


Isn't every country weaker than The United States? '

Maybe. Not sure about China and Russia
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Sep 28 13:42:13

Well, Trump is pretty much stepping on their toes.

Tentacle Rapist
Mon Oct 01 12:31:12
I know he's starting as much shit with China as he can, but I could have sworn he liked Russia and was a Putin worshiper.
the wanderer
Mon Oct 01 12:34:56
he would've done absolutely nothing to discourage Russia from messing in our elections & other behaviors if he had his way

luckily we have the shadow gov't

Trump sits in his room & watches TV & whines on twitter while the adults work
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