Includes training facility in BC and options that could raise the value to $300 million.
Canadian deal modifies, extends NATO Flying Training program to 2023.
Current number of CF-18s available now insufficient; Canada will have to increase the number of new planes.
US think tank says stealth fighter doesn’t meet performance standards of planes it is to replace.
Military planners wanted to acquire C-27J transports that were expected to be sold by the Pentagon two years ago as part of a budget-cutting exercise.
Canada needs new search planes, and some foreign manufacturers could get the contracts, to the chagrin of Canada’s aerospace players.