Lightning Strikes Twice For Canadian Fighter Selection

F-35 in flight
With selection by Canada, the F-35 has now won every open fighter contest in which it has been offered. A formal order from Ottawa for 88 aircraft is expected before year-end.
Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST
Canada has chosen Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, again. More than a decade after the administration of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper first selected the aircraft in a sole-source contract, the contest relaunched by the Trudeau administration has come to the same conclusion, the F...

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