RCAF to spend $800 million on upgrades to aging CF-18 fighter jets

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The Royal Canadian Air Force is planning to spend about $800-million to keep its aging CF-18 fighter jets in the air until their long-overdue replacements are built.

Over a year ago, the auditor general warned the jets were at risk of being outmatched in the air due to a lack of combat upgrades since 2008.

Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger says money will pay for upgrades to the CF-18s' weapons, sensors and defensive systems so the planes can meet the threats of today and tomorrow.

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