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Lockheed, Boeing Looking to Replace Canadian Hornet Fleet

Lockheed, Boeing Looking to Replace Canadian Hornet Fleet - top government contractors - best government contracting event

LM_logoCanada has started looking into the capabilities of five fighter aircraft manufacturers, including Boeing Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp., as the country looks to replace its current CF-18 Hornet fleet with new aircraft this decade.

The two American aircraft manufacturers and France's Dassault Aviation SA, EADS., Sweden's Saab AB will submit product capability outlines to Canada’s federal government within six weeks, Canada's Public Works Ministry told Bloomberg Sunday.

The inquiry seeks to examine “available fighter-aircraft options on the market and how they could accomplish the missions outlined in the Canada First Defence Strategy,“ the government said, referring to its armed forces modernization efforts.

Canada plans to replace CF-18 Hornet fighter jets sometime between 2017 and 2020 when the lifespan of that fleet expires.

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