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. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-canada-buying-old-australian-f-18s-bad-idea-42517
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WHY CANADA BUYING OLD AUSTRALIAN F-18S IS A BAD IDEA
With its own CF-18s the Canadian version of the U.S. F/A-18 Hornet becoming too old to fly, and mired for years in a politically-charged search for a new fighter jet, Canada has turned to the aviation second-hand store. It is buying twenty-five used Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18s, of which eighteen will be used for operations while the other seven will be used for testing and spare parts. The planes will supplement the existing CF-18 fleet. READ MORE