Canada Extend Fighter-Jet Competition For 2nd Time - CF-18 Replacement
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May 7, 2020 - by Canadian Press for ottawamatters.com
OTTAWA — The federal government has extended the $19-billion competition to replace Canada's aging CF-18s by another month because of COVID-19 — one week after it made another multimillion-dollar investment into the development of the F-35 stealth fighter jet.
When it comes to the F-35 and U.S.-European defense collaboration, just one thing would make the Americans even happier. The Danes buying even more F-35s - Denmark seemed to believe that the F-35 would be much cheaper and more capable than it actually is.
"The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting numerous challenges for businesses and their workforce, including the eligible suppliers for the future fighter capability project," Public Services and Procurement Canada spokeswoman Stefanie Hamel said in an email Wednesday evening.
This latest extension — the second this year for the competition — will...