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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

F-35 might not meet performance of CF-18s, says U.S. think tank

CF-18 HornetA U.S. defence and foreign affairs think tank released a comprehensive report today suggesting the oft-maligned F-35 might not meet the performance standards of current fighters, including Canada’s CF-18s.

The National Security Network, a non-profit foreign policy group based in Washington, D.C., is the latest organization to raise questions about the stealth fighter program, which is over budget and behind schedule in the U.S.

The report compares F-35’s operational capabilities with the jets it is intended to replace, including the F-16, F-18 and A-10, and in each case it comes up short.

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