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Canadian and American fighter jets to conduct military drills over Toronto

Canadian and American fighter jets will be conducting military training over Toronto. In a series of tweets, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said that pilots from both the Royal Canadian Air Force and the U.S. Air Force will practice response procedures in high-density airspace on Thursday.  “These exercises

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Feds sign $105-million deal with Bombardier for two new Challenger jets

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government has inked a sole-source deal with Quebec aerospace firm Bombardier to purchase two new Challenger jets to replace half the Canadian Armed Forces’ existing executive aircraft fleet. The $105-million contract follows recent warnings from defence officials that two of the military’s four existing aircraft

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Retired defence chief defends Snowbirds’ ‘fantastic’ Tutor jets

OTTAWA — While military investigators search for answers into Sunday’s deadly Snowbird crash, one former chief of defence staff says the aerobatic team’s 57-year-old Tutor jet is a “fantastic” aircraft. Retired general Tom Lawson understands why people would be questioning the safety of the Snowbirds’ jets given their age and

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Canada’s quest to buy new fighter jets delayed another three months

OTTAWA – Canada’s long-running effort to buy new fighter jets is facing another delay. The federal government says today it is giving fighter-jet makers another three months to submit their proposals for replacing Canada’s aging CF-18s. Companies were to have submitted their bids at the end of March, but will

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RCAF, U.S. jets intercept Russian bombers entering Canadian airspace

The Associated Press Published Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:40PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:45PM EST PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Military authorities say U.S. Air Force and Canadian fighter jets were scrambled to escort two Russian bombers that were travelling near the North American coastline.

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