Winnipeg's Magellan Aerospace of Canada a Winner as F-35 Issue Drags
It was only this week that the Lightning II was admitted to the official competition to replace Canada's capable, but ancient CF-18s
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May 21, 2019 -
Lockheed Martin appears to be betting on its F-35 to be Canada's new fighter aircraft because it recently renewed a lucrative contract with Winnipeg's Magellan Aerospace.
The company builds the horizontal tail assemblies for the controversial aircraft. It's an expensive piece of hardware and Magellan, with BAE Systems, has been building them for 13 years. There are 150 employees dedicated to the project and over the next three years will build 60 tails a year.The surrounding politics of the contract is dizzying at best.
It was only this week that the Lightning II was admitted to the official competition to replace Canada's capable, but ancient CF-18s...