Prime Minister Harper is dead set on purchasing the long delayed F-35 fighter. It seems that Sweden's SAAB (producers of the JAS 39 Gripen) have dropped out of providing details of their aircraft, knowing that Ottawa's review of the problem-plagued F-35 has already been decided in favor of it.
Lockheed Martin must have an excellent lobby group in Ottawa.
When you spend $$$ on the newest, greatest technology it might just become obsolete quicker than you expected...
The F-35 may have looked state of the art when it was first flown 7 years ago but...
The Stealth Fighter was retired by the
Americans in 2008.
While the F-16 has seen almost 40
years of service.