Thursday, April 7, 2011

The only reason for Canada to buy the F-35

From The Armed Forces Journal, April, 2011

The Pentagon’s top 25 most expensive weapons programs

1. F-35 fighter aircraft
2. Ballistic Missile Defense System
3. Virginia-class submarine
4. Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
5. C-17A transport aircraft
6. F-22 fighter aircraft
7. V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft
8. F/A-18E/F fighter aircraft
9. Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier
10. Trident II fleet ballistic missile
11. Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle
12. P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft
13. Patriot/Medium Extended Air Defense System Combined Aggregate Program
14. CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter
15. Black Hawk UH-60M utility helicopter
16. Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
17. Family of medium tactical vehicles
18. DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer
19. Joint Tactical Radio System, Ground Mobile Radio
20. E-2D early warning and control aircraft
21. San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock
22. Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
23. Stryker armored vehicle
24. C-130J transport aircraft
25. Space Based Infrared System