A chance for other fighter jets manufacturers in Canada

There is a chance that other combat aircraft manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin, Eurofighter Typhoon, Saab Gripen E and Dassault Rafale would take part in a Canadian Air Force renewal deal after a hole in the relationship between the Canadian government and Boeing.

Canada intended to buy new Super Hornet aircraft to bridge the gap between its aging CF-18 Hornet fleet and a new fighter jet. However, after Boeing lodged a legal complaint accusing Canadian aerospace firm Bombardier of dumping commercial planes on the U.S. market, Canadian government officials — including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — put a hold on the purchase and began looking at other options.

Relations between the Canadian government and Boeing continue to be uncertain as the government announces its intentions to seek a bid next week from the Australian government for F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets.

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense and Security, does not see how can be solved the problems with Canadian Government in this deal.


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