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As you know, the RCAF Association delivers RCAF Association News direct to your inbox each Friday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the RCAF Association News portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


Photos: CF-18 flying with Romanian MiG-21s
Ottawa Citizen
Here are photos courtesy of Combat Camera of the Canadian contingent at Câmpia Turzii, Romania, where the Canadian Air Task Force is participating in NATO reassurance measures. As well, the last photo shows a CF-18 Hornet flying in formation with two Romanian MiG-21 LanceR aircraft.
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$100 billion defence spending plan laid out for industry
Huffington Post
The Conservative government is proposing more than $100 billion in defence spending on a series of projects that would see the Department of National Defence get new fighter jets, rescue planes, helicopters, drones, ships, satellites, uniforms and even rifles. The Defence Acquisition Guide is a list of more than 200 separate procurement projects the military hopes to undertake in the next 20 years.
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Governor General's statement on Canadian Armed Forces Day
Ottawa Citizen
Canadian Armed Forces Day offers us an opportunity to thank the soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen of our military for their service and dedication to Canada. As Canadians, we are fortunate to be able to count on our armed forces throughout the year. Whether deployed domestically in support of relief or rescue efforts or in missions abroad, the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces make an invaluable contribution to our shared well-being.
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Only the best jet fighter is good enough for RCAF
The StarPhoenix
Choosing a new fighter jet for Canada has been a long and arduous ordeal, which is surprising since the choice is obvious. We have to go with the American F-35. It's the best, a fifth-generation fighter in a field of fourth-generation rivals, and in air combat, the best prevails. Generations of Canadian fighter pilots have learned the value of the best, sometimes the hard way.
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Restoration of cold war fighter jet underway in Springbank
CTV News
A group of former Air Force men and retired airplane mechanics are employed in a labour of love at the Springbank Airport, sharing stories while restoring a vintage cold war fighter jet. The plane, a CF-104 Starfighter, was the fastest plane ever employed by the Royal Canadian Air Force and a major work horse during the cold war. Capable of launching nuclear strikes, this specific aircraft was based in Germany and flew reconnaissance missions over Europe between 1962 and 1986.
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