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Airbus and Boeing threaten to withdraw from Canadian fighter replacement

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posted on Jul, 9 2019 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: AnakinWayneII
Saab still makes fighters? Must have been living under a rock...

Yeah they make rather good ones and have partnered with Boeing for the new trainer




posted on Jul, 9 2019 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: bobs_uruncle

The two are the same thing. An F-22 is a first strike plane that works great as a defensive asset.


We don't have any aircraft carriers, I am not sure if we have any in-air refuelling planes, we sure don't have any capable military leadership, CSIS is a joke and our prime moron is an absolute asshole. I would think a "first strike" platform would first require greater range and increased payload deployment. There is I would think a difference in that there would be reduced range and reduced payloads.

Who are we going to strike first, the US, Greenland, Newfoundland, lol

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jul, 9 2019 @ 11:43 PM
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a reply to: bobs_uruncle

There is no longer an aircraft built that can't be used as a first strike aircraft. The only thing is that some are a lot better than others at it. You don't see aircraft designed as interceptors, strike aircraft, etc. The day of the single role aircraft is done.

The RCAF has several aircraft that are used as tankers, as well as having a requirement to meet NATO missions. If required they'll use NATO tankers to fly the mission.



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 02:31 AM
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Can you fit a Bunker Buster in a Black Triangle? [>



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