The CF-100 was the only Canadian designed fighter to ever enter full production, in 1952. The very last serving example wasn't retired until 1981. It was powered by the Canadian designed Orenda series of jet engines, and the avionics were completely Canadian. It more or less kicked-off the fledgling Canadian military aerospace industry, which culminated with the design of the CF-105 Arrow. The sudden cancellation of the Arrow project on February 20th 1959, by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, effectively spelled the end of advanced military aircraft design in Canada.