Mrt 28 2014

Canada to delay F-35 decision until after 2015

Gepubliceerd door JSFNieuws.nl om 18:51 onder Global F35 News

The Hill Times reports about the decision of the Canadian government to reschedule the decisions to sign a contract for an initial delivery of Lockheed-Martin F-35 stealth fighter jets to Canada until after the 2015 federal election year:

“The government has delayed its current schedule to sign a contract for an initial delivery of Lockheed-Martin F-35 stealth fighter jets to Canada until after the 2015 federal election year.”
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“A Department of National Defence report to Parliament last year pegged the estimated lifecycle cost for a fleet of 65 F-35s, including acquisition and maintenance and sustainment over 35 years, at $45.7-billion, including also $1-billion for replacing aircraft lost through attrition during the fleet’s lifetime.”

Delayed delivery after 2020

“The Hill Times emailed questions to the media communications branch in Public Works about the status of the review by a National Fighter Procurement Secretariat within the department, and also asked whether the government had notified the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Joint Program Office in Washington, D.C., that Canada would not be continuing with a schedule for initial delivery of four of the attack jets in 2017, and possibly putting it off to 2020.”

Read more:
The Hill Times; 28-Mar-2014; “Feds to delay F-35 decision until after next federal election

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