Canadian CF-18s will receive upgrades in two phases to keep them in compliance with regulatory mandates and relevant operationally until the 35-year-old fighters are retired in 2032, Canada’s Department of National Defense has announced. The first phase of the upgrade program will kick off this summer, Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan wrote in a June 26 letter to the Committee on Public Accounts in Parliament. Phase 1 will install upgrades that will allow the CF-18s to comply with ...

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