In the limited history of the United States, only Vietnam and Iraq II have failed to translate death into dollars and jobs. At the risk of politicizing unfortunate endeavors, favoring private companies with massive contracts does not trickle down the way it once did.
War, however, is inevitable. It has ruled the roost and it will once again rule the day. This is why companies like Tactical Air Defense Services acknowledge war, build for it, and reward its stockholders with simple purchases of other warmongers. Today, Tactical Air Defense announced a letter of intent ensuring that it will become 100% owners of Northrop TF5-1. To no one’s surprise, the stock jumped nearly 15% on the news.
Tactical Air Defense closed the day at $0.0016 on nearly a half a billion shares traded. For what? It bought a single plane. Granted, a single plane that will not be used for good.
The single plane in question? A Canadair CF-5. Yes, you read that correctly. A Canadian plane. Many forget based on the fake niceties of Canadians that they are more than capable of knocking your teeth out when needed. Think Alberta bar fight in an oil boomtown or “Juno” during a D-Day landing. The CF-5 is a proper machine capable of not only spitting death, but also offering training potential to the more cash-rich nations that can afford the F-16.
The CF-5 is remarkably simple. It does not require much in the way of maintenance. It is nothing less than an extremely versatile fighter jet that has been used effectively by many countries around the world as a light attack strike fighter, reconnaissance platform, and to provide a tactical support role to the newest despot with a border claim.
It is tremendously similar to your average Canadian. Do you realize their dollar is essentially equal to yours? Their plane just costs less and looks like the cars of today’s GM.
As China buys Africa’s resources wholesale, expect it to also build rivalries that have not existed since the last renaming of the countries involved. Read last Tuesday’s renaming that keeps map makers in business. The borders may remain the same, but the names? Not so much.
This is Tactical Air Defense’s goal: strife. Strife that sends its mechanics and consultants to two countries its employees could not find on a map that happen to be at war. This is good business. It’s stock showed this today.