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There’s one sure way to make a mistake in buying new fighter jets: going for a stopgap.

The debate over replacing the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet of CF-18s with stealth-equipped F-35s has dragged on for years, and now there is talk Ottawa might delay the final decision and instead place an interim order for a partial fleet of Boeing Super Hornets.

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