The latest on the F-35

Reuters, the Canadian PressStar, Globe and CTV report that a four-person panel will review the options for a new jet fighter and John Ivison says the price tag for the F-35 will be $45.8 billion, but John Geddes notes that a panel review is not the same as an open competition.

Among those being identified as members of the four-person panel is Philippe Lagasse, the University of Ottawa professor. Lagasse wrote for about the auditor general’s report when it was released in April. He wrote again about the F-35 for us in May. He wrote about defence procurement for the Ottawa Citizen this week.

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