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RCAF to start competition for a fifth-generation fighter in 2019
All options are on the table for the Canadian government, including the F-35, although a Boeing F/A-18 acquisition is very unlikely because of the airframer's commercial dispute with Bombardier Speaking at the Dubai International Air Chiefs Conference, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Lt. Gen. Michael Hood said the competition for a fifth-generation fighter will start in 2019. A winner is expected...
Boeing to provide classified briefing on F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighter bombers to Germany
A classified briefing on F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighter bombers will take place in mid-November, following a similar briefing provided by U.S. officials about the Lockheed Martin F-35 strike fighter in July According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch Germany has requested for a classified briefing on the capabilities of Boeing’s F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighter bombers. A letter sent by the German defense ministry's planning...
F-35 as interim fighter for Canada
Buying F-35 jets for the interim fighter aircraft program would be an embarrassing move for Justin Trudeau government. As prime minister, he claimed the F-35 “does not work.” As reported by National Post, Lockheed Martin has offered to Canada's Liberal government the F-35 as interim fighter aircraft, a move sure to turn up the heat on rival U.S. aerospace firm...
There is a gap, and it needs to be filled: some of Canada's CF-18s are almost 40 years old and are coming to the end of their operational life Canada’s top general, Jonathan Vance, told Reuters that the military is still pushing for the purchase of the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters despite a dispute with Boeing over Bombardier C Series narrow-body...
Canada to launch a new fighter competition again in May
Staying in the program allows partners to compete for billions of dollars worth of contracts associated with the building and maintaining F-35 and getting a discount when purchasing the plane According to Montreal Gazette, once again the Canadian government has fork out $30 million to remain as a partner nation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The transfer took place...
Canada's government could cancel a planned $2 billion purchase of 18 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters because of U.S. Department of Commerce anti-dumping investigations against Canadian plane-maker Bombardier According to Defense News, on May 18, 2017 Canada's government Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland warned that her country could cancel a planned $2 billion purchase of 18 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters...

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