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Three Companies to Compete for Canada

Three Companies to Compete for Canada 1 August, 2020

Three companies have submitted offers after Canada announced it was planning to buy fighter jets. Lockheed Martin participated with the F-35 Lightning II, while Boeing offered the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.  Swedish-based firm Saab offered Gripen E to Canada. Ottawa plans to buy a total of 88 jets and plans to retire its CF-18 fleet.

“Our government committed to purchasing a full fleet of 88 aircraft to be able to meet our NORAD [North American Aerospace Defence Command] and NATO obligations simultaneously,” Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said.

All bids will be rated with 60 percent capacity, 20 percent cost and 20 percent industrial benefit system. The contract is expected to be signed in 2022, with the first delivery of the selected jet targeted as 2025.

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