The Canadian Press

2010-07-16 | Jet Fighters

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The Harper government announced an agreement to spend 16 billion dollars on new fighter jets -- without ever soliciting competing bids. Lockheed Martin will build 65 of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for the Canadian Armed Forces to replace the aging CF-18s. Defense Minister Peter MacKay said they were the right jets for the right price to do the right job. (The jet purchase and the accompanying long-term maintenance plan drew criticism from the Opposition because it was not subject to a competitive bid process.)

Date: 2010-07-16
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I'm convinced the F-35 is good for Canada good for Canadians good for the Canadian Forces and certainly good for Canadian industry it's yet another shining example that our government will always ensure that the Canadian Forces have the best >>