posted on Feb, 28 2017 @ 05:30 AM
Fark I didnt realise the Canuks didnt even have the Super Hornet.
I was thinking, why are they looking at Typhoon (Eurofighter) when they have SH, F-35 is the next step up for the SH!
Im sure there is a reason Canada and Aus bought Hornets when they dont have a carrier but the F-35 in my opinion is spending to save, anything else is
just going to cost more down the line.
My thinking on this is if Canada buy F-35 it can compete with anything Russia can field (F-35 is almost production ready, Russia have development
aircraft which may not even compete with the 35).
Basically, the F-35 will serve Canada against any current and developed threats beyond its life, if the argument is the Super Hornet can also do this
well I challenge that, once Russia get a working stealth platform it will replace all legacy attack aircraft which will make SH a sitting duck,
absolutely no deterrent.
Unless Russia field an anti-gravity invisible UAV, the -35 will still be better than the PAK-F/A or any indigenous platform for the next 20 years +.
The reason, the US has fielded the F-22 for an over 20 year design and still nothing comes close.