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Auditor Hits F-35 Buy For Lack Of 'Due Diligence'

April 04 2012


The Canadian government has decided to revamp the protocols for planned purchases of U.S. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters after an extremely critical review of the program by the auditor general, reports the Globe and Mail (Toronto).

The auditor had a harsh assessment over the selection process, cost of the aircraft and approvals made without proper documentation, among other faults, reported CBC News.

A secretariat will be set up under the Dept. of Public Works to monitor and...

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