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The Statement of Operational Requirements for Canada's next jet fighter was produced by the Royal Canadian Air Force Directorate of Air Requirements in June, 2010. It wasn't submitted to Canada's Public Works department until after the government announced its decision to purchase 65 F35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in July, 2010. Normally Public Works is responsible for procuring hardware for the military after they have submitted their statement of requirements.

the fifth estate obtained this highly redacted copy through an Access to Information request.

Read "Statement of Operational Requirement" (Part One) (PDF 10.9MB)

Read "Statement of Operational Requirement" (Part Two) (PDF 10.5MB)

Read "Statement of Operational Requirement" (Part Three) (PDF 5.10MB)