"INTERIM FIGHTERS"... NOW WHAT?
Welp... So much for that! Thanks to " Trumponomics " the plan to acquire 18 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets is now effectively dead . While not yet official , Boeing has now positioned itself persona non grata to Canada's Liberal government. After months of rhetoric and threats, the Liberal government would be foolish to back down on their threats to cancel its Super Hornet buy if Boeing continued its suit against Bombardier. Procuring the Super Hornet at this point would be political suicide to the Liberal party. They would be roasted, and rightly so, all the way to the next election. In the meantime, they risk appearing weak in NAFTA talks. Who would back down against a government full of empty threats? Barring any last-minute compromise, the idea of a Canadian Super Hornet dead on arrival. And we were so close, too . What is Canada to do now though? We still have a fleet of rapidly aging fighters and a "capability gap". We need new jets. Sooner,