Tags: norad | russian incursions | strategic deterrence | fighter jets | military

Canada's Decrepit Fighter Jets Hurting U.S., NORAD Defenses

Canada had a chance to upgrade to the Lockheed Martin F-35, pictured here at a Berlin air show, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nixed the deal as too expensive. (Reuters/Axel Schmidt)

By    |   Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:27 PM

The Royal Canadian Air Force has grown so enfeebled it may no longer be able to defend NORAD’s northern flank from Russian incursions while also meeting its obligations to NATO.

America’s trusted neighbor to the north is relying on 35-year-old fighter jets to try to shoo away Vladimir Putin’s nuclear-capable Bear and Blackjack bombers. Canada’s own investigators say the Royal Canadian Air Force suffers from a dearth of pilots, and doesn’t have enough mechanics and crew chiefs to keep its aging jets in the air.

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The Royal Canadian Air Force has grown so enfeebled it may no longer able to defend NORAD's northern flank from Russian incursions while also meeting its obligations to NATO. America's trusted neighbor to the north is relying on 35-year-old fighter jets to try to shoo away...
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:27 PM
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