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USED AUSSIE HORNETS: IT’S OFFICIAL

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Well...  We all saw this coming, didn’t we?

It was announced today that the the Canadian government will acquire 18 used RAAF F/A-18 Hornets. This will address the “capability gap” that the RCAF finds itself in thanks to an aging fighter fleet.  

Along with this announcement, it was announced that Canada would begin its search for a permanent CF-18 replacement.  If all goes according to plan, a contract will be awarded by 2022 with deliveries beginning in 2025.  Interestingly enough, it was announced that the new fighter analysis will include an assessment of "overall impact on Canada's economic interests," (take that, Boeing!)

So...  I looks like it’ll be ANOTHER four years (at least) before this long, winding CF-18 replacement saga.  (And me without my iMac!)


p.s:  I want to thank all of you who have offered support after my recent personal challenge.  It is very much appreciated.  

Just to give you an update, my family and I are safe and sound. We have a place to stay and …

GONNA HAVE TO TAKE A SABBATICAL...

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Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am going to have to take a short break from blogging.

Too put things bluntly, my house caught fire.  Everyone is safe but I will be without a home (and my trusty iMac) for several weeks (months?).  Needless to say, this puts a damper on things for a bit.

I hope to get back as soon as I can.

I’m the meantime, Happy Holidays (yes, all holidays matter!) and be well.

-Doug