F-35 =/= F-22. There are pretty distinct differences, including the fact that it's illegal to sell outside of the United States... It's a private plane for the U.S. only.
Completely agree takagari. We definitely need new fighters. Prolonging the use of our old F-18s isn't going to get us anywhere. We will fall short if it comes to dogfighting... They serve us well, but any fifth gen fighter will absolutely dominate us. Hell, most 4th gen fighters will be better.
And why wouldn't we buy the F-35? The Liberals sank a chunk of cash in building and researching it in the JSF program anyway. I'm pretty happy that they are going through and buying them.
Last edited by LastProvidence; November 29th, 2011 at 14:17..
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