What’s Canada Buying? August 2, 2012
- “…. The Department of National Defence has a requirement to purchase 900 LIGHT, MARKER, DISTRESS UNITS. 400 units are to be delivered to Montreal QC, and 500 units are to be delivered to Edmonton, AB. The requested delivery date is October 31st 2012 ….”
- F-35 Tug o’ War (1) Aussie defence blogger Eric Palmer pulls no punches in “F-35 mistake-jet dementia” post
- F-35 Tug o’ War (2) Here’s where Canada’s pilots will be headed to learn to fly the planes if/when Canada buys them “The Department of Defense has chosen Luke Air Force Base in Glendale for the new pilot training center for the F-35 fighter jets, city officials announced Wednesday. The 71-year-old base west of Phoenix was competing with bases in Tucson, New Mexico and Idaho for the F-35 mission. Glendale officials said the Air Force will station 72 F-35s at Luke for the training of both U.S. and foreign pilots ….” – more on the selection here, and on the base itself here.