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Russian Bomber Decides To "Visit" Canada


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On Wednesday and Thursday Russian aircraft (mainly a long range bomber) entered Canada's air defense identification zone. A couple of CF-188 (article says F-18 which is technically wrong) fighter jets intercepted the bomber after NORAD picked it up on radar and escorted it out of the zone.

Maybe the bomber fighter pilot wanted to catch a hockey game in the Yukon and grab a fresh jug of maple syrup. ::D

The article originally said the U.S. intercepted the MiG which was incorrect.

http://news.msn.com/us/russian-fighters-intercepted-by-us-near-alaska

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Russia is not the only country doing this. America and the Brits also fly extremely close to Russian airspace as well. Normal/normal nothing to see here.

Yup, The US regularly gets caught using AWACS to spy on other countries. China and Russia intercept them at least once or twice a year.

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They said it was a pair of MiG-31's, now according to the Globe & Mail it's six aircraft including bombers and MiG-31's.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/russian-military-jets-flew-within-100-kilometres-of-canadian-mainland-source-says/article20706528

"Once more we play our dangerous game...."

_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsC2ETsZL0g_

Wow, that many in the actual zone? They had pre-planned and announced exercises going on in international airspace but I thought only one of their aircraft entered into the zone.

*edit* Just finished the article. The group "incursion* on Wednesday was in the US. Canada got a visit on Thursday.

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Maybe time to give this real consideration?

_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaNnX2C4qfY_

The guy at the end wasn't lying, the F-35 JSF is a crap plane/platform. Even the U.S. Air Force rarely uses it and has said they don't want the current versions of it, but thanks to whiny politicians crying about the loss of jobs, they keep making them.

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Maybe time to give this real consideration?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaNnX2C4qfY

Wanna know something ironic?

One of canadas top pilots and another one of our most influential aviation engineers/experts stated very clearly.

That if we were to take the blueprints and engineering schematics of the original arrow and redraw them to todays specifications and modern technology and composite materials etc we could conceivably have the worlds fastest interceptor capable of increased altitude and range as well as speed.

The resulting rebuild and redesign coupled with manufacture would put tens of thousands of incredibly and highly intelligent people into the job market and revitalize or resuscitate Canada's aviation industry. It would add tens of billions into Canadas GDP annually based off that alone. Th resulting tech boom would also force countries to purchase Canadian made materials and technology further adding hundreds of billions into our economy over the life of the project.

The biggest kicker, is that redesign, build to manufacture would cost almost $11 billion less than the F-35 would cost canada to purchase and could conceivably be done and in production by around 2021 or 2022. Years earlier than the final delivery of the F-35 single engine lemon.

Honestly, every time I question the mentality of all of this my head starts hurting so very badly. We could save money, make money and make Canada and enviable nation in the world of aviation and aerospace engineering but....

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