Wednesday, 23 March 2011

The Fighter Jets That We Have Can Do the Job: Report from the Front

Radio Canada's Middle East correspondant Ginette Lamarche reports this morning that Canadian forces are quite happy with the fighter jets they're sending to Libya. She was in Italy yesterday when the jets came back from their "escort" mission, and has quotes of the guys in charge lauding the way the jets have been recommissioned.

Of course, a major reason the four jets were sent over to fly in combat--the first time since 1999--was as act as counterweight to the criticism of the enormous cost of buying replacements for them. That the military brass are suggesting that things are quite okay as they are is extremely interesting.

1 comment:

doconnor said...

I'm sure the CF-18s are fine now, but what about 10 years from now when the replacements are supposed to be up and running?