Lockheed Martin’s F-35 is still in the running along with aircraft from Saab, Airbus and Boeing.
Feds revealed that they plan to ease industrial requirements for aerospace companies in the $19-billion competition to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s.
Libs asking CF-18 replacement bidders to re-invest some of the purchase contract in Canadian industry.
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.