Feds extend fighter jet competition for a second time
COVID-19 cited for the delay, move ensures all suppliers are able to submit their most competitive offer.
Canada launches multi-billion dollar bidding process for 88 new fighter jets
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 is still in the running along with aircraft from Saab, Airbus and Boeing.
Rival fighter jet makers warn procurement rule change for F-35 will hurt Canada
Feds revealed that they plan to ease industrial requirements for aerospace companies in the $19-billion competition to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s.
U.S. threatens to pull F-35 from jet competition over industrial requirements
Libs asking CF-18 replacement bidders to re-invest some of the purchase contract in Canadian industry.
Canada to keep paying for F-35 development as fighter jet competition ramps up
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.
Canada invests another $54M into F-35 as Boeing hedges on fighter competition
Feds will launch formal competition early next year to replace aging CF-18s.
Auditor general to issue new fighter jet report in the fall
Fewer problems anticipated as the overall procurement system has been revamped with a variety of checks and balances.
Feds to meet with fighter jet firms amid Super Hornet questions
Government still reviewing its decision to buy 18 interim’ Super Hornets from Boeing.
Trump blasts F-35 costs, news on Keystone XL coming soon
President-elect tells Fox News the fighter-jet program is an example “of wasteful Washington cronyism.”
Air force commander says Liberals changed fighter jet requirement
Current number of CF-18s available now insufficient; Canada will have to increase the number of new planes.
Plan for stop gap Super Hornets leaves question of cost unanswered
Experts warn it would be extremely expensive for Canada to operate two types of fighter jets.
Cabinet could decide fighter jet purchase plan by today
Three options under consideration for replacement of CF-18s.
Sajjan going back to drawing board on fighter jets
Repeating consultations with industry, consult allies’ about experiences using various aircraft.
Tough defence choices ahead for Trudeau Liberals
Sajjan to present a redrawn commitment to the war in Iraq and Syria, replacement of CF-18s and beefed up military.
Heroux Devtek still hoping for F-35 order
Aerospace industry could land as much as $9.9 billion in contracts for parts.