DO WE REALLY WANT TO BUY USED?
"Have I got a deal for you..." In the wake of the Boeing/Bombardier/Airbus fiasco, the Boeing Super Hornet is all but disqualified as Canada's " interim fighter " to fulfill the " capability gap " inflicting the RCAF. That has left the Government of Canada scrambling to find another fighter to bolster is aging CF-18 fleet. Unfortunately, this means considering buying used legacy Hornets from other nations. To some, this is an acceptable idea . Next to buying simply nothing at all, it certainly is the most affordable option. Apart from the the initial purchase price and getting the aircraft up to Canadian spec, there would be no additional costs required for training or setting up separate supply chains. Procuring used Hornets would be as close to "plug-and-play" as we could ever get. It could be argued that used Hornets would be a much more sensible option than new-build Super Hornets. This certainly is true from a value propos