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  • Chris@YYZ
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    Originally posted by seventwo
    A bunch of companys enterd a competition, 2 finalists built planes, the Boeing X-32 and Locheed the X-35 that won,now its the F-35.
    ahhhhhh, yeah, I remember now, thanks

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  • medic1
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    Would be interesting to see Canada invest in a next generation fighter, but I am skeptical that they will.

    Recent history hasn't exactly proven Canada to be overly concerned with their air force capabilities.

    Aren't they just in the process of doing a huge electronics upgrade on the hornets anyway?

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  • seventwo
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    Originally posted by [email protected]
    I thought the JSF was X-32 or something ah, whatever.
    A bunch of companys enterd a competition, 2 finalists built planes, the Boeing X-32 and Locheed the X-35 that won,now its the F-35.

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  • Chris@YYZ
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    Originally posted by DAL767-400ER
    The Joint Strike Fighter, the over-budget super-hyper-mega fighter jet that is the future for US military, for all areas of it, be it USAF, or USN, or whatever.
    I thought the JSF was X-32 or something ah, whatever.

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  • Top_Gun
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    [QUOTE=YYZPICS]


    I guess it would only make sense that they would have some of their test models flying if they won the right to mass produce. Should have thought of that fact prior to posting my comments

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  • ptbodale
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    Replace the darn Herc's first.

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  • avro_arrow_25206
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    Originally posted by Top_Gun
    I'd be shocked that Canada would invest that much into this. They seem to be cutting back their military units due to budget retraints.
    It really isn't as much as you think:

    Originally posted by JSF.mil
    United Kingdom (signed 17 Jan 2001 for $2B)
    Italy (signed 24 Jun 2002 for $1B)
    Netherlands (signed 17 Jun 2002 for $800M)
    Turkey (signed 11 Jun 2002 for $175M)
    Canada (signed 7 Feb 2002 for $150M)
    Australia* (signed 31 Oct 2002 for $150M)
    Denmark (signed 28 May 2002 for $125M)
    Norway* (signed 20 Jun 2002 for $125M)
    We're pretty much on par with Denmark, Norway, and Australia. I think they're merely keeping the foot in the doorway. I don't believe they are going to replace those mostly 20+ years old CF-18 any time soon.

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  • Top_Gun
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    Originally posted by [email protected]
    WTF is the F-35?
    http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/f-35.htm

    I'd be shocked that Canada would invest that much into this. They seem to be cutting back their military units due to budget retraints.

    I believe so far there is nothing but mock ups. When I talked to one of the LM guys at the Nellis airshow, he thought production would start later this year.

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  • DAL767-400ER
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    Originally posted by [email protected]
    WTF is the F-35?
    The Joint Strike Fighter, the over-budget super-hyper-mega fighter jet that is the future for US military, for all areas of it, be it USAF, or USN, or whatever.

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  • Chris@YYZ
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    WTF is the F-35?

    Canada cant do anything right, so I doubt this deal will be an exception...

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  • DAL767-400ER
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    Originally posted by chrisburns
    First off, Canada's aircraft will not have the same technology that the U.S. Aircraft has, we basically sell them the "base model" and we get the "full package" model.
    Always keeping an advantage, just in case ?

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  • chrisburns
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    First off, Canada's aircraft will not have the same technology that the U.S. Aircraft has, we basically sell them the "base model" and we get the "full package" model.

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  • Cam
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    I would openly marry Lockheed Martin if I could...did I say that out loud?

    A good replacement jet for the CF 18's.

    Originally posted by avro_arrow_25206
    DND Canada to Lockheed Martin:
    "Umm... we can only afford 3/4 of a fighter. Is this arrangement possible?"
    "Uhhh, can't we just have the engines and landing gear, the rest has to be made in Canada in accordance to our Heritage Policy devised by the retarded Liberals" ....did I say that out loud??

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  • avro_arrow_25206
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    DND Canada to Lockheed Martin:
    "Umm... we can only afford 3/4 of a fighter. Is this arrangement possible?"

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