Tag Archives: CF-18

Reports: Boeing to Mull Participation in Canada’s Fighter Jet Replacement Competition

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 …

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Canada Opens Competition for 88 New Fighter Jets

Canada has announced plans to buy as many as 88 new fighter jets for the country’s air force through an open and competitive acquisition process. The Canadian public services and procurement department said Tuesday it will assess proposals based on cost, technical requirements and technological, industrial and economic factors. Canada’s government plans …

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Canada Requests to Buy 18 Boeing-Built Super Hornets as Interim Fighter Fleet

Canada has sent a letter of request to the U.S. government for the potential acquisition of 18 Boeing-made F-18 Super Hornet aircraft to address the need for an interim fighter fleet. The Canadian government said Tuesday the Super Hornets will supplement the legacy CF-18 fleet until the country identifies a replacement aircraft through an open competition. The potential sale will …

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Reuters: Canada Evaluates Info From 5 Potential Fighter Aircraft Contractors

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 …

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Report: 5 Firms Respond to Canada’s CF-18 Replacement Program RFI

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 …

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CAE Secures $77M in Aircraft Maintenance, Training Support Contracts; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE has received contracts valued at approximately $77 million to provide flight simulation products and training services in support of military clients. The company said Thursday the awards include two contracts from Lockheed Martin and an order from L-3 Communications‘ L-3 MAS subsidiary to support the U.K.’s Military Flying Training System program and the Canadian …

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Pentagon’s Joe DellaVedova: Canada Eyes ‘Open’ Fighter Jet Replacement Competition

Joe DellaVedova, a spokesperson for the U.S. Defense Department‘s F-35 joint program office, has said Canada is looking to hold an open competition for a planned replacement of the country’s fighter jets, Reuters reported Saturday. Phil Stewart writes DellaVedova added that Canada will join an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program meeting that will be …

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