Canada's Fighter Jet Tender Competition (finally) Takes Off Next Month
Attempts to replace 3-decade-old CF-18s began in 2010, but have been mired in politics
April 15, 2019 - by Murray Brewster for cbc.ca
- Attempts to replace 3-decade-old CF-18s began in 2010, but have been mired in politics
The politically charged competition to replace Canada's aging fleet of fighter jets will rocket forward at the end of May as the federal government releases a long-anticipated, full-fledged tender call.
There are four companies in the running: Saab of Sweden, Airbus Defence and Space out of Britain, and the American firms Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
Once the request for proposals is released, the manufacturers will have until the end of the year to submit bids, defence and industry sources told CBC News. Airbus Military plans to offer its Eurofighter Typhoon...