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Boeing has not yet decided whether to propose its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft for a potential $14.5 billion contract to replace Canada“™s fleet of CF-18 fighter planes, Flightglobal reported Tuesday. The Chicago-based aerospace company said in a statement it will assess its participation in Canada“™s Future Fighter Capability Project once the Canadian government provides the […] More
Lt. Gen. Michael Hood, commander of the Canadian air force, has said he wants to speed up the purchase of new fighter aircraft to replace Canada’s fleet of F/A-18 Hornet jets, Defense News reported Saturday. Hood told the publication that Canada currently plans to release a request for proposals by 2019 for 88 fighter jets that will replace […] More
Kaspersky Lab has partnered with PWC, Dassault Systems and Schlumberger to facilitate a cybersecurity talent search program targeted at students and young professionals regardless of security background. The alliance seeks to help address a skills shortage in the information security industry through the Cybersecurity for the Next Generation program, Kaspersky said Friday. Participants will engage in various tasks such […] More
Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah and his U.K. counterpart Michael Fallon have signed a letter of intent to procure Typhoon fighter aircraft for Qatar, Reuters reported Monday. The Middle Eastern country plans to buy 24 Typhoon planes and associated equipment from British defense contractor BAE Systems as part of the agreement, Qatar’s state news agency said. […] More
Boeing has decided not to submit a proposal for Belgium“™s recapitalization program that seeks to replace the country“™s fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-16 jets, FlightGlobal reported Wednesday. “We regret that after reviewing the request we do not see an opportunity to compete on a truly level playing field with the… F/A-18 Super Hornet,“ the company said […] More
Belgium has kicked off a search for new multirole fighter aircraft that will replace the Belgian air force’s fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-16 planes, IHS Jane’s 360 reported Monday. Gareth Jennings writes Belgium requested proposals from multiple international defense organizations for the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed’s F-35A, Boeing‘s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Aviation‘s Rafale and Saab‘s Gripen E. Belgium aims to select a platform in […] More
Both Lockheed Martin and Saab have offered to build the next generation of fighter jets for India“™s military forces as the nation seeks to retire its legacy combat fleet, International Business Times reported Monday. Aditya Bhat writes Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Falcon Block 70 and Saab’s Gripen E fighter aircraft are now among the potential candidates […] More
Raytheon and the University of Massachusetts“™ Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center have received a $1.9 million grant to further develop a flexible electronics manufacturing process, The Lowell Sun reported Tuesday. The project“™s funding comes from the NextFlex grant with the goal to advance the way printed, conformal radio-frequency electronics are manufactured, according to the report. Dassault Systemes […] More
Marc Allen, president of Boeing“™s international business, has said Canada is evaluating data from five potential contractors that could help replace the country’s fleet of CF-18 aircraft, Reuters reported Monday. Leah Schnurr writes Canada requested information such as aircraft features and economic factors from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Saab, Dassault Aviation and the Eurofighter Typhoon consortium comprised of BAE Systems, Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Airbus Group. […] More
Alan Williams, former assistant deputy minister of materiel at the Canadian defense department, has said he believes Canada’s CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft fleet should be replaced through an open competition among vendors, the Toronto Star reported Tuesday. “If you really think that there is some kind of urgency and there is a capability gap, the fastest […] More
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 […] More
The competition for new fighter jets to replace Canada’s CF-18 fleet faces a refresh as the Liberal party prepares to take over government on Nov. 4, Reuters reported Monday. Randall Palmer writes that incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has ruled out the purchase of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 and indicated plans to place savings onto naval ships. Other bids on […] More
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