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F-35A CTOL

The Only International 5th Generation Fighter

The F-35 is already contributing to the Canadian economy – it is a partnership for progress.

Canada is evaluating fighter aircraft alternatives, including the F-35A, to replace its CF-18 aircraft and provide the Royal Canadian Air Force with the aircraft needed to respond to current and future threats. The F-35 is highly interoperable and functions as the node on the information grid; it has the ability to integrate into existing systems, allowing Canada to continue its role as a valued partner and contributor to global security. It is the next generation strike fighter — bringing cutting edge technologies to the skies. Advanced logistics, avionics, propulsion systems, stealth and firepower will ensure that the F-35 is the most affordable, supportable and survivable aircraft ever to be used by so many warfighters across the globe.

Industrial Participation

The program is a trusted partner to Canadian industry. Canada's participation and investment in the Joint Strike Fighter Program began in 2002 as a means to provide Canadian industries opportunities to participate in the development of 5th Generation aerospace technologies. If Canada selects the F-35, benefits to Canadian aerospace and defence companies will far exceed Canada's investment; projected industrial profits are estimated at nearly $10 billion. To date the program indentified nearly 200 projects with more than US$319 million already contracted. The F-35 will continue to bring manufacturing and production opportunities to Canada and keep the Canadian economy and technology industry globally competitive.

For more information about Canada's F-35 story visit https://www.f35.com/canada.

  SPECIFICATIONS
   
  Length 51.4 ft/
15.7 m
  Height 14.4 ft/
4.38 m
  Speed
(full internal
weapons load)
Mach 1.6
(~1,200 mph)
  Wingspan 35 ft/
10.7 m
  Wing area 460 ft2/
42.7 m2
  Horizontal
tail span
22.5 ft/
6.86 m
  Combat radius
(internal fuel)
>590 n. mi/
1,093 km
  Range
(internal fuel)
>1,200 n. mi/
2,200 km
  Internal fuel
capacity
18,250 lb/
8,278 kg
  Weight empty 29,300 lb
  Maximum weight 70,000 lb
class
  Max g-rating 9.0
  Weapons payload 18,000 lb/
8,160 kg
  Standard internal
weapons load
  • 25 mm
    GAU-22/A
    cannon
  • Two
    AIM-120C
    air-to-air
    missiles
  • Two 2,000-lb
    air-to-ground
    weapons