Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Latest news
Main » Canada cancels fighter-jet purchase from Boeing over trade dispute with US

Canada cancels fighter-jet purchase from Boeing over trade dispute with US

07 December 2017

The Australian jets are being considered as interim fighters.

But several sources tell The Canadian Press that defence officials don't expect the first new plane to be delivered for another eight years, which would put the time frame around 2026. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will likely purchase 28-30 used fighter planes from the Australian military, according to reports Tuesday.

Boeing has lost an order from Canada for 18 Super Hornet fighter jets, a deal that was worth up to $6.4 billion.

National Defence had already planned to spend up to $500 million to keep its 76 CF-18s flying to 2025, but previous estimates have said extending past that date would be very expensive.

Canada was looking to buy the Boeing aircraft as a placeholder for its fleet until a competition in 2019 to replace its ageing CF-18 jets.

NC county weighs paying cyber hackers $26K ransom for servers held hostage
Chairwoman of the Board Ella Scarborough disagrees and thinks the county shouldn't engage in the talks. On Wednesday, Diorio expects to release a list of services that are unavailable because of the attack.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has said Canada can not meet all of its obligations to the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) with its current fleet of CF-18s, arguing new fighter jets are needed before the entire fleet is replaced in the next decade.

Australian military officials had been in the Canadian capitol of Ottawa in late November for talks, two of the sources said.

In the meantime, government and industry sources say the Liberals have settled on buying Australia's used jets from Australia.

The move underlines Ottawa's anger at a decision by Boeing to launch a trade challenge against Canadian planemaker Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO), which the US giant accuses of dumping airliners on the American market.

The Australian plan does have its advantages.

Giants expect Giancarlo Stanton decision 'by the end of the week'
There are plenty teams who need help in the outfield. "He is arguably the best player in the game", Jeter said. They'll need to trade Stanton to achieve that, as his contract runs through the 2028 season.

Reuters, citing three sources, said the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon announce it plans to acquire older F-18 jets from Australia instead.

Australia's F-18s are nearly certain to be cheaper than Super Hornets, and easier to incorporate into the existing fleet, since they are nearly identical to Canada's own CF-18s.

The government has also been forced to sink billions into the vessels to address a multitude of technical problems over the years, which has kept them docked more often than they have been at sea.

"But at the end of the day, when you're buying heavily used, 30-year-old aircraft, you're buying heavily used 30-year-old aircraft".

Pope makes 'heartfelt appeal' to preserve 'status quo' in Jerusalem
President Donald Trump has made clear his intention to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the embassy there from its current position in Tel Aviv.

Canada cancels fighter-jet purchase from Boeing over trade dispute with US