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Canada Commits Spending $36 Million For F-35 Fighter Jet Development
F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft

The Canadian government has committed to spending another $36 million for the development of the F-35 fighter jet.

Canada intends to continue in the F-35 program to draw out benefits for Canadian companies, while at the same time buying a rival firm’s aircraft, the Boeing Super Hornet.

But defence analysts wonder how long F-35 builder Lockheed Martin, and Canada’s allies, will allow the situation to continue.

Canada will pay $30.6 million, in April for its continued participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, Department of National Defence spokeswoman Ashley Lemire was quoted as saying by National Post news daily Thursday.

That covers participation in the F-35 program from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2017, part of Canada’s long-term commitment to the project.

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