Exclusive: Airbus, Boeing indicate they may pull out of Canada fighter jet race - Ottawa Process Unfair - Trudeau Rigged The Competition
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July 8, 2019 - by David Ljunggren for reuters.com
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Airbus SE and Boeing Co may pull out of a bidding process to supply Canada with new fighter jets because they say the contest is unfairly tilted toward Lockheed Martin Corp (F-35), two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Monday.
The three companies competing with Lockheed Martin's F-35 jet have already complained about the way the contest is being run...
Next week the government is due to release the so-called request for proposals - the final list of requirements - for the 88 new planes it wants to buy. The contract is worth between C$15 billion ($11.5 billion) and C$19 billion and the planes are due to be delivered between 2025 and the early 2030s.
Boeing and Airbus have now formally written to Ottawa expressing concerns about the current requirements, said two sources familiar with the matter who declined to be identified given the sensitivity of the situation. The fourth bidder is Sweden's Saab AB...