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  • Reuters: Incoming Canadian Govt Could Reset CF-18 Replacement Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reuters: Incoming Canadian Govt Could Reset CF-18 Replacement Program

    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

  • Airbus Team Submits Proposal for New UAS to European Governments; Bernhard Gerwert Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Team Submits Proposal for New UAS to European Governments; Bernhard Gerwert Comments

    Airbus, Dassault Aviation and Alenia Aermacchi have completed a proposal to develop a new unmanned aerial system for European governments. The joint development teams submitted the definition phase proposal to the defense ministries of France, Germany and Italy, Airbus Group said Monday. “We have reached an important milestone for the development of a European MALE […] More

  • BAE, Dassault Jointly Pursue Int'l UCAV Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE, Dassault Jointly Pursue Int’l UCAV Program

    BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation have formed an alliance and submitted proposals to build a demonstration vehicle for the U.K. and France’s future unmanned combat air systems, Defense News reported Wednesday. Andrew Chuter and Pierre Tran write the team has finished preparation work for the project and the two European nations could award a contract for […] More

  • U.S. Extends Bid on Qatar Jet Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    U.S. Extends Bid on Qatar Jet Program

    The U.S. has deferred its bid to supply Qatar with up to 72 fighter jets by three months, Defense News reported Sunday. According to the report, the request for proposals deadline was in September but the Pentagon was granted an extension for its foreign military sales effort involving the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and F-15 […] More

  • Brazil Delays Decision on Multi-Billion Dollar Fighter Jet Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Brazil Delays Decision on Multi-Billion Dollar Fighter Jet Contract

    Brazil will postpone until 2013 its decision to buy 36 next-generation fighters for $5 billion, Agence France-Presse reported yesterday. A government official, who asked to stay anonymous, said Friday that Brazil“™s budget does not include an outlay for the purchase of the jets. The report said the Brazilian government did not have a favorite among […] More

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