Canada finalises agreement to buy 88 F-35 fighter jets - Ottawa News
by IANS | Updated Jan 10, 2023
The first deliveries of the aircraft are anticipated to begin in 2026 and a fully operational fleet is expected between 2032 and 2034, Xinhua news agency quoted a statement issued by the Public Services and Procurement Canada.
Estimated at C$19 billion ($15 billion), this is the largest investment for the Royal Canadian Air Force in the past 30 years.
The agreement includes associated equipment, sustainment set-up and services, as well as the construction of fighter squadron facilities, the statement said.
The acquisition will occur as a staggered process and acquisition plans for a number of aircraft are already confirmed with this process continuing until the full fleet of 88 jets is acquired, it added.
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