Tag: interim fighter

Canada's "new" Australian F/A-18 Hornet fighters are in need to upgrade their ejection seats and external lighting
The country will also have to make sure the Australian F/A-18 aircraft don’t have fatigue issues similar to their CF-18s Edmonton Journal reports that Canada plans to upgrade the ejection seats and external lighting of the Australian F/A-18 Hornet fighters when they are bought over. Canada will also have to make sure the jets don’t have fatigue issues similar to their...
RCAF to fly CF-18 fighters till 2032
Improvements to maintain the CF-18 fleet have also been ongoing and another upgrade program is in the works At a recent industry day to outline Canada’s plan for a new fighter, industry representatives were told that the CF-18 will continue to operate till 2032. Ottawa expects the winner to deliver the first aircraft in 2025 and complete the deliveries of 88...
Boeing releases statement saying it "respects Canada's choice to buy second-hand F/A-18 Hornet fighters from the RAAF"
Boeing will continue to look to find productive ways to work with Canada in the future Boeing issued a statement on Dec. 8 regarding media reports saying Canada has decided to buy used F/A-18 Legacy Hornet fighters from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in lieu of new Super Hornet fighter jets. Boeing says it “respects the Canadian government’’s decision and...
Canada will annouce next week its intention to scrap F/A-18 Super Hornet acquisition. It will buy second-hand Australian F/A-18 Hornets instead.
Australian Hornets are very similar to F/A-18s flown by RCAF and will fit the service needs for an “interim” fighter Reuters is reporting that Canada will announce next week of its intention to buy second-hand F/A-18 Hornets from Australia and give up plans to buy the Super Hornet from Boeing. Noteworthy as already announced by Canada’s Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan on...