12 janvier 2023 | Local, Aérospatial

Achats de F-35 : Des travaux de 500 M$ à prévoir à Bagotville

Des travaux d'au moins 500 millions de dollars auront lieu à la base militaire de Bagotville, à Saguenay, en vue de l’acquisition par Ottawa de 88 appareils F-35.


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