The F-35 is one of four planes currently slated to participate in the $19-billion competition, which will result in the purchase of 88 new fighter aircraft to serve as the air force’s backbone for the coming decades.
Competing for deal against three other international partnerships.
Helicopters are expected to be delivered in 2015 and will be performing limited operational missions from warships in 2016, defence official says.
Customers include US Navy, German Air Force, Polish Air force and Malaysia.
CAE Inc. has been awarded $125 million in contracts from defence forces in the US and other unidentified countries for simulators and flight training systems.