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New Fighter Aircraft: 36-year Life-Cycle Cost Estimate Comparisons

Buying and operating contemporary fighter aircraft is hugely expensive, and the table (below) of cost comparisons suggests it doesn’t much matter whether they are fourth or fifth generation editions, whether stealth or not, still in development or off-the-shelf. The only real … Continue reading

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Worst-case scenarios and the F-35

It’s not surprising that F-35 briefings by officials in the Department of National Defence (DND) point to growing dangers in a threatening world – that’s their job. Nor is it surprising that DND wants the most advanced fighter aircraft money … Continue reading

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