National Newswatch

The U.S. State Department has told Congress that it has no concerns about the potential sale of 18 Super Hornet fighter jets to Canada, with a price tag estimated at US$5.23 billion.

The figure includes weapons, spare parts, training, software and other costs associated with putting the jets into service, but does not appear to include long-term maintenance and support.

The State Department says selling the Super Hornets to Canada would contribute to the U.S. government’s foreign policy and national security objectives.

The Canadian Press
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