Shows Canada has asked to swap places with U.S., place F-35 fighter jet order in current fiscal year
Horizontal tail assembly for Lockheed Martin fighter jet built at Magellan Aerospace facility in Winnipeg
The new system will see increased co-operation among Defence, Public Works and Industry officials under an umbrella secretariat
A Lockheed Martin executive publicly threatened that existing contracts signed by Canadian companies would likely not be renewed if the federal government went in another direction
Millions of dollars in jobs and opportunities are at risk if a decision drags on past this spring, say suppliers
Company will build the wings in plant that is currently building F-16 wings.
Sources report a drastic scaling back of the ships’ capabilities, overseen by senior civilian defence and political officials.
BAE’s Eurofighter Typhoon is an advanced multi-role/swing-role combat aircraft similar to Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The Gripen is powered by a Volvo Aero Corporation RM12 turbofan engine, which weighs 2325 lbs and has a maximum afterburner thrust of 80.5 kN/18100 lb.
Retired Colonel Paul Maillet says his biggest worry about the stealth fighter program is that the aircraft is still in development.