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.
Feds will launch formal competition early next year to replace aging CF-18s.
Fewer problems anticipated as the overall procurement system has been revamped with a variety of checks and balances.
Government still reviewing its decision to buy 18 interim’ Super Hornets from Boeing.
President-elect tells Fox News the fighter-jet program is an example “of wasteful Washington cronyism.”
Current number of CF-18s available now insufficient; Canada will have to increase the number of new planes.
Experts warn it would be extremely expensive for Canada to operate two types of fighter jets.
Three options under consideration for replacement of CF-18s.
Repeating consultations with industry, consult allies’ about experiences using various aircraft.
Sajjan to present a redrawn commitment to the war in Iraq and Syria, replacement of CF-18s and beefed up military.
Aerospace industry could land as much as $9.9 billion in contracts for parts.
Delta, BC company will be making outboard wing variants.
Will spend on Navy and shipyards in Halifax and Vancouver instead.
US think tank says stealth fighter doesn’t meet performance standards of planes it is to replace.
IBC Advanced Alloys aspires to lead a “materials revolution,” and has the heft of an aerospace powerhouse behind it.