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Canada F-35 Engines Are Included With Fries | Johnny Lucas Canada News Report

Canada F-35 Engines Are Included With Fries | Johnny Lucas Canada News Report

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This has been an election issue, with Ignatieff saying that the decision was made too hastily and that it should be awarded by open tender. Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page says that the full cost of the F35 over 30 years will be more than $29 billion while the Liberal Defence Critic, Dominic LeBlanc says that the cost will be $1,000 for every man, woman and child in Canada.
This has been an election issue, with Ignatieff saying that the decision was made too hastily and that it should be awarded by open tender. Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page says that the full cost of the F35 over 30 years will be more than $29 billion while the Liberal Defence Critic, Dominic LeBlanc says that the cost will be $1,000 for every man, woman and child in Canada.

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F-35 Engines are included
Do you want fries with that?ByJohnny LucasFor a few hours on a Sunday afternoon,Canada’s most expensivemilitary acquisitionwas immobilized  by a complete lack of engines – on paper only. Documents provided under Access to Informationrequirements showed in the fine print of the $9Billion (minimum) contract that engines were anoptional extra. In the contract language that reads “government furnished equipment.”TheConservativegovernment which is anxious to make this purchase andMinistry of Defence  responded quickly that no, engines are included in the price.The continuing issue with this new lethal weapon has been cost andcost overruns. Many crediblemilitary analysts such as Winslow Wheeler of Washington’sCenter for Defence Informationthinks thatthere is no way anyone will get an F-15 in the air for a mere $75 million a piece. That he says, “is purefantasy.”Contracts for this type of asset are typically firmed up years before the plane is delivered or even in production – or even before the design is settled. The contract will be about the size of a row of phone books and will cover everything from cost overruns to amount of production work done in Canada tothe colour of your uncle’s moustache.This has been an election issue, with Ignatieff saying that the decision was made too hastily and that it

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