As my partner Patricia Ruiz wrote previously in her entry to this blog on 2016-11-23 the Canadian government was searching for 18 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet Aircrafts to modernize and update their actual fleet of 77 CF-18. This because of Trudeau's campaign promise to cancel the purchase of the multipurpose F-35 JSF due to the very high development costs has been made effective and meanwhile the final and definitive election to replace the complete fleet of the regionally renamed CF-188 is done this is called just a temporary solution.
So General Electric, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and primarily Boeing would must supply this require for the North American country which is asked about $ 5.230.000 USD for the planes and would include several equipment for pilots and even a hundred AIM-9X-2 “Sidewinder” missiles.
The interesting point further now about this authorization (sale not closed yet) is going to be the actual case presented to the US Commerce Department between Boeing, the Canadian government and Bombardier about the possible subside granted to the Quebecois company letting them to sell at very low prices their C-Series commercial airplanes which puts in disadvantage to Boeing in the current markets where both are competing so regardless the authorization to buy from the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency this purchase could have changes in the nearly future
Written by Gerardo Gonzalez
Gerardo Gonzalez is Mechanical Engineer and a Supply Chain Management Expert