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Canada makes historic purchase of 88 Lockheed Martin F-35As

Canada has just signed a major deal for the acquisition of 88 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation fighters, valued at $19 billion, marking one of the largest investments for the Royal Canadian Air Force in recent years. 30 years. According to people close to the government acquisition and the manufacturer, the construction of the first planes will begin this year, while the first deliveries of the units will be scheduled for around the year 2026. The fighter planes will be deployed in combat equators. in Bogotville and Cold Lake. The purchase will greatly strengthen the Royal Canadian Air Force with state-of-the-art aircraft and the ability to defend one of the largest airspaces in the world. At the same time as strengthening its cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), in present and future missions, according to the Minister of National Defense of Canada, Anita Anand. According to information from Lockheed Martin, the F-35As operate from 27 air bases around the world, in nine nations, and there are currently 890 F-35s in service, where more than 1,870 pilots operate them. Features of the Lockheed Martin F-35A: Top speed: Mach 1.6 Service Ceiling: 50,000' (15,240m) G-forces limit: 9 Range: 2,220Km Payload: 8,160kg

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