The Canadian government has committed to spending another $36 million for the development of the F-35 fighter jet.
Canada intends to continue in the F-35 program to draw out benefits for Canadian companies, while at the same time buying a rival firm’s aircraft, the Boeing Super Hornet.
But defence analysts wonder how long F-35 builder Lockheed Martin, and Canada’s allies, will allow the situation to continue.
Canada will pay $30.6 million, in April for its continued participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, Department of National Defence spokeswoman Ashley Lemire was quoted as saying by National Post news daily Thursday.
That covers participation in the F-35 program from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2017, part of Canada’s long-term commitment to the project.
Donald Trumps election victory is likely to pressurize the Canadian government to boost its defense spending and to reconsider its participation in US missile defense shield, military analysts in Canada predict. Further the victory could affect some of the Canadas high-profile missions in Eastern Europe, said Department of National Defence officials in Ottawa, who are working, analyzing about Trump presidency
The Government of Canada last week issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project for the Navy. The Request for Proposal (RFP) for this key deliverable was released by Irving Shipbuilding Inc
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) marked the completion of a major upgrade of all 17 CC-130J Hercules aircraft. The 17th and last upgraded Hercules was received on October 13, 2016, Canadian Department of National defense said in a statement Tuesday
Boeing contributes more than US$3 billion annually to Canadas economic growth and development, according to a study commissioned by the company. The study will support Boeings development of a tailored industrial engagement plan, through Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, related to its offering of the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet to Canada, the company said in a statement Thursday
Canada has signed a US$14.2 million worth contract with the US to acquire Blackjack small unmanned aircraft for surveillance
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Canada of ten F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft besides weapons, radars and communication systems altogether worth US$5.23 billion
The Canadian Government may sign a bilateral agreement with the US to purchase 18 new Super Hornet aircraft and elements of associated in-service support as soon as the end of 2017 or early 2018. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has released an update indicating that the negotiations are proceeding
Canada government has started to negotiate with USA about sole-source purchase of up to 18 F/AQ-18 Super Hornet jet fighters from the US. The move, intended as a stopgap solution to ease pressure on the air force's aging fleet of CF-18s, could cost taxpayers between $5 billion and $7 billion over the lifetime of the aircraft, according to data circulating within the Department of National Defence,
Israel is set to receive today two US manufactured fifth generation F-35 stealth fighter that can evade advanced surface-to-air missile defense systems such as the Russian-made S-300s and S-400s deployed in Syria and Iran. It has an extremely low radar signature, allowing it to operate undetected deep inside enemy territory
Airbus-built C-295 has been selected by Canada to serve as the next fixed-wing search-and-rescue aircraft to replace the countrys fleet of aging C-130s and Buffalo planes under a potential $2.3 billion contract
Canada has revealed that it has signed a “decision memorandum” with F-35 joint strike fighter office last March, including a possible acquisition of 65 Lockheed Martin stealth attack planes beginning in 2020. The “notional” timetable for the potential acquisition over five years was the same calendar set out in 2014 by the former Conservative government before it delayed an F-35 acquisition decision until after the 2015 election year, the department of defense (DND) was quoted as saying by
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