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Canada identifies five potential suppliers for its future fighter competition

26 February 2018

The Canadian government said eligible suppliers for its future fighter programme are the United States’ Boeing and Lockheed Martin, the United Kingdom’s Airbus Defence and Space, Sweden’s Saab, and France’s Dassault.

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on 22 February published the list of foreign governments and aerospace manufacturers that will be invited to bid for replacing Canada’s fleet of Boeing F/A-18 (CF-18/CF-188 in national service) Hornet fighters.Canada has identified five suppliers for its Boeing F/A-18 replacement programme. (IHS Markit/Patrick Allen)Canada has identified five suppliers for its Boeing F/A-18 replacement programme. (IHS Markit/Patrick Allen)

The government launched a replacement competition in December 2017 and the announcement of eligible suppliers represents the first major step in a competition that will feature extensive stakeholder engagement throughout 2018 and 2019.

No details were given on the aircraft that each bidder might offer and PSPC did not respond to questions from Jane’s .

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