All this work would be done in Canada. The new Super CF-18 would be built totally in Canada under licence from McDonnel / Douglas / Boeing. We would revive the Avro Arrow and call it the Bombardier Arrow. While it was oroginally a 1950s aircraft you have got to remember it is the delta wing shape that is important. The performance of the delta wing fighters [ USA and England with its’ Concorde ] has never been bested. The US, Chinese and Russian fighters above travel at about 1500 miles an hour and have service ceilings of about 60,000 feet. The Arrow will go 2000 mph and its’ service ceiling is 75,000 feet.
Patrols might take 2 hours BC / Newfoundland to Winnipeg
There is a lot of talk about stealth capabilities. This means a special shape and some carbon fiber parts which do not reflect radar. However hang all of the ordinance from the wings and add drop tanks to increase range and the stealth capability goes out the window. As well the speed is diminished with all that crap hanging out in the wind. The Arrow carries all its’ weaponery and tankage inside the fuselage between the engines. It’ll go 2000 mph loaded or empty and can catch any fighter now in existance. The original F-18 cost $35 million in 1977. Both the Shenyang and Sukhoi fighter are estimated to cost $65 to $ 100 million per copy. The F-35 will cost us $ 500 million each.
We do not like living under rules imported from the Republicans by Harper
I would guess the Bombardier Arrow might set us back $ 135 million each and we would need 25 plus spares. The overhaul of the existing CF-18 might cost $ 15 million and the Super payday loans CA CF-18 might be $ 80 million [ homebuilt ]. I see the CF-18 rebuilding and the production of the Supers taking place in Montreal. The production of Arrow parts could take place in Ontario and BC with the assembly being done in Winnipeg. The Arrow would be used to patrol Canada’s coasts [ all the way to Greenland ] and our North West passage. Canada’s ice breaker combi tankers would carry petroleum products from Churchill Man. All nations would be able to traverse our passage but they would have to ask permission first.
If they took matters into their own hands as the US tends to do we would arrest the captain responsible and fine him. Our Arrows would need a central base where manufacturing would take place and repairs made. There would be Arrow bases in Newfoundland and BC. The engines for the reengined CF-18, the super 18s and the Arrows would be built in Malton and be based on Rolls Royce technology under licence. But eventually we would have our own jet engines in 3 horsepower ranges for the 3 aeroplanes and future fighters. I can see interest in the Arrow coming from England, New Zealand and Australia. A high flying fast interceptor that can chase anything out of the sky might be very attractive.
The Canadian tradition of manufacturing great aeroplanes on a shoe string is a winner in to-day’s world. All of the manufacturing jobs [ CF-18 / Super 18 / Arrow ] would remain in Canada. Don’t expect any of this to take place under our present boy Prime Minister who is in the running to be the most hated PM in Canadian history. In fact Americans don’t want to live under Republican rule either. The day after the election of President Obama the stock market plunged. It was engineered by Wall St. These are the people who helped Bush Jr. This is what sociopaths do. They never learn from their mistakes and like those who suffer from Autism like the Republicans keep on doing the same thing even if it continually results in disaster.