2017-12-07 00:39:39 UTC
"The long-running saga to procure new fighters for the Royal Canadian Air Force
appears poised to enter another phase next week with the possible announcement
that Canada will purchase used Australian F-18s as a stopgap measure as it
moves forward with industry consultation for a permanent replacement for the
current fighter, the CF-18.
The decision to buy second-hand is a deliberate slap at Boeing and its Super
Hornet, a new version of the F-18. Canada had given serious consideration to
buying 18 Super Hornets for the RCAF."
The decision to buy second-hand is also typical of a country that treats its
military as an afterthought.