Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Dassault Aviation, Eurofighter and Saab Group have separately responded to Canada’s call for information on potential new fighter aircraft to replace the country’s aging CF-18 fleet, the Toronto Star reported Saturday.
Bruce Campion-Smith writes Friday was the deadline for submission to a questionnaire about the costs and technologies of the respondents’ aircraft offerings.
“Government officials are now reviewing and analyzing information received to date to inform the way forward over the coming months,” A Canadian defense department spokesperson told the Toronto Star in an email.
Canada sought information on the estimated cost of weapon systems if the country’s suite of CF-18 missiles, ammunition and bombs are incompatible with a potential replacement aircraft, Campion-Smith reports.
The report said Boeing and Lockheed respectively offered the F/A-18 Super Hornet and F-35 to the CF-18 replacement program.