June 10, 2016

Trudeau’s Liberals “fly blind” on jet replacement: Uncertainty puts Lockheed Martin jobs on the line

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

We still don’t know what the Liberals are planning to do to replace Canada’s aging CF-18 fighter pilot jets. They campaigned on the promise that they wouldn’t buy the F-35 but once in power, they heard from officials that was the very plane Canada should be buying. 

Watch as I explain how Canada has found itself in this position and hope, along with me, that the Trudeau government finds a way to get out of it that won’t cost us more money and jobs as is the usual outcome with Liberals. 

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commented 2016-06-12 09:31:06 -0400
Normally I’d agree, but the F-35 is a lemon that exists, solely, because of a sweetheart US political deal.
It can’t dogfight.
It’s single engine will lead the loss of pilots and aircraft due to the vast expanses that we need patrolled.
It’s not made for our climate.
We’d be, far, better off with something else…

Plus, why care about supporting american interests when they are bus undermining ours?
commented 2016-06-11 20:48:04 -0400
When Sean Penson make the blatently asshole remarks her did in his last post I recommend not replying to him because he is intentionally posting a comment to cause a response.

This is because he is the very definition of a narcissistic troll, one who make the most outrageous and obviously stupid remarks just to get attention.

But here is the hilarity or these types of comments, he is posting it to get attention from those people he claims to hate. Narcissistic. Low self esteem.
commented 2016-06-11 17:51:51 -0400
I have a novel idea: Why not let the Armed Forces decide on the equipment it needs.
commented 2016-06-11 14:01:49 -0400
OMG Sean Penson you yourself define fascism please hang yourself
commented 2016-06-11 13:59:10 -0400
This idiot hammered on Harper for getting these planes for so, so long, now he’s buying them and it will cost 10 times as much, due to liberal bribery/embezzlement requirements.

We are a country of retards that gets progressively dumber the further east you go
commented 2016-06-11 13:02:00 -0400
This is similar to what Chretien did when he was first elected as prime minister in 1992. One of his first decisions was to cancel a 4 billion dollar helicopter procurement for the ancient Sea King maritime chopper. The cost of that contract cancellation was 500 million. The Sea King was so old they required about 10 hours of maintenance for every 1 hour of actual flying. Some of the flight engineers were keeping personal diary logs because they were afraid there was going to be a catastrophic trajedy and the whole thing would be covered up.
Trudeau knows that NATO countries want to use the F-35 for many reasons such as uniformity of effort and knowledge in training, operational missions, spare parts availability, capability, technical problems, solving maintenance issues, etc.
How much is this going to cost the country in regards to previous investment dollars and time, contract cancellations, turmoil in the industry and reliability of Canada? Trudeau is just like his old man, a complete asshole.
commented 2016-06-11 12:56:51 -0400
I have it on good authority that Trudeau will be buying Communist built Chinese fighters as he respects their basic DICTATORSHIP so much.
commented 2016-06-11 09:57:54 -0400
I can just imagine Trudeau’s instructions he gave to his defense minister upon being elected; “get those jets back from Iraq as I dumbly promised in my campaign and then pretend to be doing something with the F35’s. But don’t sign anything. Say and do anything to keep our Liberal sheeple in the dark.”
commented 2016-06-11 09:57:38 -0400
A stupid procurement decision like this tells me that no one in this Librano cluster has the least bit of experience in industry as either a production manager or engineer. The bottom line here is the Hornet it AT THE END OF ITS PRODUCTION LIFE – it’s in phase out mode – this means maintenance will be expensive with parts in short supply and no longer produced.

The CF35 is at the start of it’s production life of 30-35 years and after purchase support will be a breeze and cost effective.

This Hornet buy is indicative of an administration which is unfamiliar with fiscal bet practices that even the greenest pizza franchisee understands.
commented 2016-06-11 09:45:58 -0400
Penson you blind lemming. Canada never left, it just got more effeminate thanks to the panty waist you elected.
commented 2016-06-11 09:21:51 -0400
we already spent more on immigrants.
commented 2016-06-11 06:24:10 -0400
Everything implemented between January 2006 and November 2015 is to put out of existence, as if it never happened.

Canada is truly back, and we will never offend our Canadian moral obligations again; we will never turn against our Natural Governing Party again
commented 2016-06-11 00:14:19 -0400
Have it on good authority, considering 2 possibilities

1st installing Pop guns on bombardastic aircraft.
2nd fixing up the existing fighter jets by installing non-petroleum-based rubber bands, added benefit, nonpolluting.
commented 2016-06-10 22:10:55 -0400
That sink hole in Ottawa is your tax dollars leaving the country.Hope it takes out the senate and the house of no common sense,
Canada is back like in debt.Stupid wasted tax dollars.Hell there is more where that came from.Just ask any Liberal,
commented 2016-06-10 20:38:12 -0400
This is the NEW Canadian way. Sign a contract, and back out with only a 5 Billion dollar cancellation fee. Just look at the striker contract in London with the Saudis. Did you know, they may actually use them against “PEOPLE”? Maybe citizens should start buying a few of these. You never know when you might need one.
commented 2016-06-10 19:38:02 -0400
This is EH-101 all over again. The Liberals have to replace the F-18s but they don’t want to because of the costs involved.

At some point, the F-35 will be deployed, maybe in five years. But that will still be within its time table. Apart from the Super Hornet, which will be ended its own operational cycle in favour of the F-35, there are no other options available.

Buy the damn plane – it’s not an expensive plane in the long run.
commented 2016-06-10 19:34:29 -0400
We won’t need a military once EL BOW imports enough islamists to create his jihadi army!
Only drawback to this is the target will be Canadians, not some international threat!
Gotta create and maintain that dictatorship somehow!
commented 2016-06-10 18:43:02 -0400
A little difficult to use the phrase ‘we stand on guard for thee" when we have a military woefully equipped with outdated technology and armament. And what kind of mission would the Prime Moron send them on anyway? You don’t need a sophisticated fighter to hand out blankets and little peace signs.
commented 2016-06-10 17:35:53 -0400
When Trump becomes president and demands that Canada lives up to it’s agreement that PET made to spend 2.5% of our GDP on defence or pay the Americans or it. Just wondering how these socialist are going to react to us sending 1% of our GDP to the Americans just because of Trudope and butts anti military stance.
commented 2016-06-10 17:29:18 -0400
JUST LIKE HIS FATHER HE IS ANTI CANADIAN MILITARY
I WOULDN’T BE SUPRISED IF HE BROUGHT BACK THE CF-5s A GREAT LITTLE TRAINING PLANE BUT NOT WORTH THE MONEY SPENT ON IT.
TRUDEAU AND BUTTS HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO RUN A COUNTRY FAR LESS A MILITARY. WE NOT ONLY NEED NEW PLANES BUT WE NEED 2 NEW SUPPLY SHIPS 3 NEW ICE BREAKERS AND WE HAVE TO START PLANING TO DESIGN NEW SHIPS TO REPLACE OUR CITY CLASS SHIPS.
ALL THESE SOCIALISTS CAN THINK OF IS HOW WE CAN GET RID OF OUR CARS, I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTION TO RIGHT THE MISTAKE MADE BY THOSE CANADIANS WHO VOTED FOR THESE SOCIALIST LIEBERAL.
commented 2016-06-10 17:09:57 -0400
“They campaigned on the promise that they wouldn’t buy the F-35.”
Actually, they campaigned on the promise to erase everything put in place by their Conservative predecessors, regardless of whether it was a good idea or not.
Several convicted multiple murderers are presently serving life sentences that include consecutive parole ineligibility. I wouldn’t bet a nickel against the possibility of seeing Justin Bourque or Travis Baumgartner sit down beside me on the bus some day.