19.6 C
Edmonton
Friday, September 30, 2022

Canada plans to replace its aging CF-18s with F-35 model fighters

Must read

Iranian security forces arrest a woman for eating at restaurant in public without her hijab, family says

Iranian security forces arrested a woman after a photo of her and another woman eating at a Tehran restaurant without their head scarves was...

Thousands attend funeral for 7-year-old who died, Palestinians say, in Israeli troops chase

Thousands of Palestinians turned out Friday to mourn a seven-year-old Palestinian boy who died, his father said, while being chased by Israeli troops on...

EU agrees to tax windfall oil and gas profits amid ‘insane race’ to tame energy crisis

EU governments agreed Friday to tax the windfall profits of oil and gas companies and to cap the revenues of some electricity generators as...

US officials troubled by controversial UK tax cut plan

US officials are increasingly troubled by the United Kingdom's proposal to slash taxes at a time of crushing inflation, a plan that has ignited...

On Monday, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Filomena Tassi and Minister of Defence Anita Anand announced the process of initiating negotiations, as one of the final steps in a process that has been underway for approximately 12 years, to outfit the air force with new technology by purchasing F-35 fighter jets to replace the four-decade-old CF-18s. 

Canada’s fighter replacement project represents one of the largest RCAF investments in more than 30 years. However, the initiative is a setback for the Liberal government, which in 2015 had taken a stance against the purchase of F-35 models for questioning the effective operation of the stealth fighters.

- Advertisement -

Popular

Leave a Reply

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Iranian security forces arrest a woman for eating at restaurant in public without her hijab, family says

Iranian security forces arrested a woman after a photo of her and another woman eating at a Tehran restaurant without their head scarves was...

Thousands attend funeral for 7-year-old who died, Palestinians say, in Israeli troops chase

Thousands of Palestinians turned out Friday to mourn a seven-year-old Palestinian boy who died, his father said, while being chased by Israeli troops on...

EU agrees to tax windfall oil and gas profits amid ‘insane race’ to tame energy crisis

EU governments agreed Friday to tax the windfall profits of oil and gas companies and to cap the revenues of some electricity generators as...

US officials troubled by controversial UK tax cut plan

US officials are increasingly troubled by the United Kingdom's proposal to slash taxes at a time of crushing inflation, a plan that has ignited...

There’s a 98% chance of a global recession in 2023, research firm warns

Warning lights are flashing in the global economy as high inflation, drastic rate hikes and the war in Ukraine take their toll.