New Canadian fighter jets will need U.S. certification: DND
But the Americans won't be sitting with us with the evaluation and doing that type of work. It will be us...
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May 12, 2019 - by kelownanow.com
American officials will need to certify the fighter jet Canada buys at the end of a multibillion-dollar procurement that's started and stopped and started again for more than a decade, ensuring that it's fit to plug into the U.S.'s highest-security intelligence systems.
But, says the Department of National Defence's top procurement official, they will not get to decide which plane replaces Canadian military's aging CF-18s."Ultimately when we select, when we are into the detailed design, at some point, yes, the U.S. will have a role to play in ultimate certification," Patrick Finn, the Defence Department's assistant deputy minister of materiel, told The Canadian Press.
"But the Americans won't be sitting with us with the evaluation and doing that type of work. It will be us."...