Canada Eyes Fleet Options Beyond F-35s

Law360, New York (December 12, 2012, 10:06 PM EST) -- Canada may look beyond F-35 fighter planes to replace its CF-18 fleet, its National Fighter Procurement Secretariat said Wednesday, after KPMG LLP’s independent audit report revealed the same day that it would cost Canada nearly $46 billion to maintain a fleet of 65 F-35s over 42 years.

Canada, which has participated in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program since 1997, will consider other options besides the F-35 in light of the expense projections, the secretariat said. An earlier projection in 2010 by the Department of National...
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