The Trudeau government is buying the 18 Australian planes and up to seven spares to bolster Canada’s aging CF-18s.
The three companies will be United Technologies, which will house its aerospace and defence industry supplier businesses; Otis, the maker of elevators, escalators and moving walkways; and the Carrier air conditioning and building systems business.
The Pentagon is expected to have enough details filled out by early next year to include a Space Force plan in its 2020 budget request to Congress.
Conservative Opposition leader expresses support, but says Trudeau can do more on trade file.
Dominic Barton says defence industry critical for innovation, but Libs behind on spending goals.
Wants to see the details before deciding whether to join the competition.
Work to be completed in Canada, except when the ships need work overseas.
Carrier is based on the former Soviet Union’s Kuznetsov class design.
Software will help engineers with verifications for early-stage designs in fields such as defence and aeronautics.
Heavily regulated industry follows the rules set by government.
Will bring Canadian industry and academia together for critical research, development and technology advancement.
Senate told essential equipment needed only partially funded.
Sajjan to present a redrawn commitment to the war in Iraq and Syria, replacement of CF-18s and beefed up military.
Canadians could be on the hook for as much as $30 billion to build the 15 new ships, well above original estimates.
US think tank says stealth fighter doesn’t meet performance standards of planes it is to replace.