Canada increasing mega-expensive purchase of American made F-35 fighter / bomber jets from 65 to 88.
By Sandford Tuey – Canada
Each F-35 fighter jet costs between $122,000,000 ($122 Million US) to $101,000,000 ($101 Million US. The USA is purchasing around 1,763 at a hefty cost of $376,500,000,000 US ($376.5 Billion US) and that’s just for the USAF (United States Air Force). The US Navy and Army have yet to nail down how many F-35s each of their departments are going to buy. It is estimated that the American Army and Navy desire to purchase no less than 500 for each department. That would add $122,000,000,000 US ($122 Billion US).
The United Kingdom is only buying 138 F-35 fighter jets at an estimated cost of $16,836,000,000 Billion US ($29,463,000,000 Cdn.). The UK Department of Defense is considering increasing their purchase, but have to provide a total number.
Canada originally desired to purchase 65 F-35fighter / bomber jets from the US weapon manufacturers, but increased their Royal Canadian Air Force purchase to 88. Purchasing 65 F-35s would cost Canadian tax payers a minimum of $13,877,500,000 Cdn ($13.877 Billion Cdn.), yet with the LIEberal party, in collusion with the CONservative party increasing our F-35 purchase will cost around $18,785,000,000 Cdn. ($18.788 Billion Cdn.). Insane!
This is the largest amount for a military purchase in Canadian history, can our tax payers afford to add this to our already huge debt? I don’t believe this is a good acquisition because generations from now will never be able to pay off Canada’s total debt. Do we really need so many fighter / bomber jets?
Do American weapon manufacturers really need our money? Are they in financial difficulty? Why isn’t Canada producing our own fighter / bomber jet, like we did with the Avro Arrow? Who are we going to massacre with these deadly aircraft?