Fighting words over F-35 Fighter Jets

The Current

For the past two-and-a-half years, the Harper government has insisted 65 new F-35 fighter jets would be affordable, that warnings of cost overruns were wrong and that these particular Lockheed Martin models were the best stealth fighter jets for Canada. As the government now confronts costs that are three times higher and reviews its options, the man in the U.S. tracking costs on the same planes there warns the numbers could climb even higher. Today we get the the view from Ottawa.

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