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Re: The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)
« Reply #3075 on: July 26, 2020, 10:11:35 »
Actually the new Global series of large bizjets, on which Bombardier's future depends, are largely made in Toronto:
https://www.bombardier.com/en/media/newsList/details.binc-20191204-bombardier-announces-long-term-agreement-with-gtaa.bombardiercom.html?

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Re: The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)
« Reply #3076 on: July 26, 2020, 11:00:50 »
Eielson AFB (F-35 base) is much colder on average than any of the bases the Swedes fly their Gripens from. Sweden's winters aren't that cold at all, not when you compare them to our own winters. 

I don't see Canada adopting the "land on a strip of road" mentality.  It sounds cool, but in reality the logistics required to maintain that capability would be a nightmare.
What ! Where's your sense of adventure ?
It's a really good point actually, never mind the fact that RCAF would have to develop the ability to operate the majority of it's forces not only dispersed but in austere conditions.
We then we have the interesting question who's is going to pay to upgrade the Trans Canada Highway to the sort of standard the you could land aircraft on ? Granted you only have to do that in small sections. I suspect that still you're looking at tens of billions and that's just the Trans Canada never mind the rest of the Canadian highway system.
But I can't see any government spending that kind of money, not on defence and not in the amounts necessary to accomplish a complete and utter rethink of of how our Airforce operates.
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Re: The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)
« Reply #3077 on: August 01, 2020, 11:28:36 »
More on RCAF competition--we'd sure have to buy a lot of missiles to take advantage of the potential loadout:

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Boeing Shows Super Hornets Bristling With 14 Missiles In Formal Sales Pitch To Canada
Boeing's Super Hornet is now formally competing against Lockheed Martin's F-35 and Saab's Gripen E to become Canada's next fighter jet.


https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/35272/boeing-shows-super-hornets-bristling-with-14-missiles-in-formal-sales-pitch-to-canada

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Re: The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)
« Reply #3078 on: August 01, 2020, 11:31:18 »
We can't even afford 14 missiles, this ad is misleading
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Re: The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)
« Reply #3080 on: Yesterday at 01:24:38 »
We can't even afford 14 missiles, this ad is misleading

Even if we could, that would take a load crew around 6-8 hours to get them all on. War will be over by then.
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