Canada Remains on Track to Pick New Fighter Jets to Replace CF-18s Written 2 April 2021


An F-35C and an F/A-18A of VMFA-314 in flight, June 2019. | U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Darin Russell, Wikipedia, public domain

The Canadian Press reports that according to Canada’s Department of National Defence Assistant Deputy Minister of Material Troy Crosby, officials remain on track to ending its “decade-long search for a new fighter jet for the Royal Canadian Air Force next year despite challenges and delays from the pandemic.” In an interview with the Canadian Press, Crosby said, “That is a project where COVID has created some challenges. … Despite all of that, I still see the evaluation being completed this year. And that would get us to a point where we could enter whatever the resulting agreements or contracts are next year in 2022.” The “aircraft competing to replace the CF-18 are Lockheed Martin’s F-35, the Boeing Super Hornet and the Saab Gripen.”
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