Boeing told that its fighter jet fails to meet criteria for $19-billion contest: sources

Boeing told that its fighter jet fails to meet criteria for $19-billion contest: sources

The federal government has told Boeing that its bid to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s with a new fleet of the American company’s Super Hornet fighter jets did not meets its requirements. Three sources from industry and government say the message was delivered Wednesday as the other two companies competing for the $19-billion contract — U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin and Swedish firm Saab — were being told they did meet the government’s requirements. READ MORE: Canada launches contest for 88 fighter jets, with clause taking aim at Boeing trade challenge Companies had been ordered to show that their fighter jet was able to meet the military’s requirements for missions at home and abroad, but also that winning the contract would result in substantial economic benefits to Canada. News that one …
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