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Boeing touts fighter jet to rival F-35

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    Boeing touts fighter jet to rival F-35 — at half the price In a dogfight
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 7, 2013
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      Boeing touts fighter jet to rival F-35 — at half the price

      In a dogfight of defence contractors, the hunter can quickly become the hunted. It's happening now to the F-35.

      The world's largest defence contractor, Lockheed Martin, is trying to convince wavering U.S. allies — including Canada — to stick with its high-tech, high-priced and unproven F-35 stealth fighter. But the F-35 is way behind schedule, way over budget and, now, it's grounded by a mysterious crack in a turbine fan.

      After years of technical problems, it's a tempting target for Lockheed Martin's rivals.

      It's no surprise, then, that the No. 2 defence contractor, Boeing, smells blood.

      With Ottawa now reviewing its previous commitment to buy the F-35, Boeing is making an aggressive pitch to Canadian taxpayers, offering to save them billions of dollars if they buy Boeing's Super Hornets instead.


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