The Canadian government is looking at buying second-hand fighter jets from Australia instead of buying a new fleet of 18 Super Hornets from Boeing.
The government is refusing to sign a planned multibillion-dollar contract for Super Hornets as long as Boeing pursues its complaint against Bombardier at the International Trade Commission in the US, The globe and the mail reported quoting Federal officials as saying Tuesday.
A Canadian delegation was in Australia last month to see if the second-hand F/A-18 fighters placed on the market could fit Ottawa’s needs for interim fleet.
"We recognize the Canadian government might be upset with us. We don't intend to upset anybody, but we plainly have to do what we believe is right," Boeing International president Marc Allen was quoted by the news daily as saying.
"Canada is reviewing current military procurement that relates to Boeing, as Boeing is pursuing unfair and aggressive trade action against the Canadian aerospace sector. Meanwhile, Boeing receives billions in support from US federal, state and municipal governments," the Prime Minister's Office said on Tuesday.
Boeing complained in April to the US Department of Commerce that Bombardier's C Series planes were unfairly subsidized by the Canadian and Quebec governments. Last year, Bombardier sold 75 109-seat CS100 planes to Delta Air Lines at a cut-rate cost, which led to Boeing's accusation of predatory pricing.
Bombardier has denied any wrongdoing and is currently defending itself in front of the International Trade Commission.
Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has deployed four Boeing CF-18 Hornet fighter jets in Romania for a four-month under NATOs enhanced Air Policing mission. The Canadian aircraft and about 135 supporting Canadian Armed Forces personnel will be based at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, near Romanias second largest city of Constanta on the Black Sea coast,
Thales has won a US$635 million ( $800 million CAD) contract to service Canadas new fleet of Arctic offshore patrol ships and joint support vessels for initial eight years. Thales has been awarded In-Service Support (ISS), refit, repair, maintenance and training to both Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS)
Canada is planning to spend $62 billion over next two decades to boost its armed forces' capabilities in offensive cyber-attacks and purchase of armed drones. Though the plan also calls for the addition of 5,000 more full- and part-time troops, Defense minister Harjit Sajjan did not detail if the spike would mean increased deficit budget or reduced spending in other fields,
Canada federal officials stated Thursday that they have been instructed to break off contact with Boeing over the future of Super Hornet fighter jet. The liberal governments trade conflict with Boeing over the future of the Super Hornet fighter jet purchase escalated Thursday with an acknowledgement that federal officials have been instructed to break off contact with the U
Leonardo Helicopters and IMP Aerospace & Defence (IMP) have re-established “Team Cormorant” to support modernization of the Royal Canadian Air Forces (RCAF) fleet of EH101/CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters and expansion of the fleet through the conversion of AW101-519 helicopters. Team Cormorant comprises Leonardo Helicopters, the Original Equipment Manufacturer of the EH101 and AW101 helicopters; IMP, the Prime Contractor for Cormorant In-Service Support; and other key Canadian companies who will supply and support critical aircraft components, technology, systems, simulation and training
Canada has paid $30 million to develop its version of the F-35 fighter jet that could become insurance in the trade dispute between US's Boeing and Canada's Bombardier. The annual payment was made to the US military at the end of April, the Department of National Defence said in the Canadian Press Friday
Canada will receive the first two of 18 used Australian F-18 fighter jets in 2019. The first two used Australian F-18s to be delivered in 2019, Canadian procurement minister Carla Qualtrough was quoted as saying by
Boeing has commented that it will not have the opportunity to grow its supply base, industrial partnerships and jobs in Canada as a result of the Canadian governments decision to purchase used F/A-18 ‘Classic Hornet fighter jets. Canada last week decided to purchase used F/A-18 Hornet jets from the Royal Australian Air Force in lieu of new Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing
The Canadian government will announce its intention to buy a used fleet of older Australian F-18 fighter jets scrapping the plan to buy 18 new Super Hornets from Boeing. The decision comes amidst growing dispute with the US aerospace company,
The Canadian government has submitted an expression of interest to buy used Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets from Australia amidst a trade dispute with the United States. "Canada expects to receive a response by the end of this year that will provide details regarding the availability and cost of the aircraft and associated parts that Canada is considering," the Canadian government said in a statement yesterday
The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada would not do business with a company that is busy trying to sue them. Trudeau said that Boeing can forget about selling fighter jets to Canada as long as its trade complaint is ongoing against Bombardier
Boeing has promised to spend $18 billion in Canadian aerospace industry over the next decade if the contract is awarded. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to discuss the five-month old dispute between Boeing and Bombardier with his British counterpart Theresa May on Monday
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