It seems even the social media managers for the government are embarrassed by the terrible purchase.
The Trudeau government used a plane the government isn’t buying (Super Hornets) in an attempt to promote the plane the government is buying (leftover Australian F-18s).
While both planes are based on the F-18 design, the Super Hornets are more modern and more advanced, having been upgraded heavily by Boeing.
But since the Trudeau government ceded our defence policy to Bombardier’s corporate interests, they decided not to get the Boeing-made plane, and are instead buying leftover Australian F-18s that will require lots of upgrade spending and are almost as old as the planes they are replacing.
Apparently, nobody told that to the government social media managers running the Canadian Forces account, as they posted the following photo:
In a statement on Facebook, the account said “In our haste to communicate about the plan to acquire F-18s from our Australian allies, we incorrectly posted this photo of Super Hornets. To keep and enable your conversations, the decision was made to leave the post active. We apologize for the error and any inconvenience this may have caused.”
Purchase is a horrible idea
It’s no wonder that the government isn’t keen on using reality to promote the purchase of Australia’s leftovers. The planes are barely (if any) better than what we have now, and will still need much more money spent just to get them in minimally acceptable shape.
Even worse, it shows continued disrespect for the men and women who defend our nation, as their need for new fighter jets is being ignored and they’re being “equipped” on the cheap.
Photo – Facebook