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Canada accepts new Search and Rescue aircraft

In spite of ongoing concerns over the manuals for the plane, the Canadian military has accepted the first of its new Search and Rescue (SAR) aircraft from Airbus. Known as the CC-295 the plane was to be delivered by December »


Airbus withdraws from Canadian fighter jet completion

And then there were three. The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence and Airbus Defence and Space are withdrawing from the competition to replace Canada’s aging fleet of CF-18 jet fighters, Airbus officials announced Friday. A statement by the company said »

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Fighter jet procurement: U.S. says Canada unfair, may pull F-35 out, but still wants Canada to buy U.S. jets

The ongoing multi-year saga of Canada’s attempt to replace its ageing CF-18 fighter jets took yet another bizarre twist today. Every country making such enormous multi-billion dollar purchases  seeks to have domestic benefits in terms of manufacturing of components. Canada »


Airbus takes control of Bombardier C-series jet program

Shares in Canada’s Bombardier Inc. jumped more than 20 per cent after the company gave up controlling interest in its mid-range C-series jet program to Europe’s Airbus Group. No money changed hands and Airbus will not assume Bombardier’s big debt. »

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SAR Planes: More problems for Canada’s procurement process

When you want a new car/oven/fridge/shoes or whatever, you go shopping and buy want you think best suits your need and within your budget.   Military procurement just isn’t that simple, far, indeed very very far from it. When billions »

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Canada selects Airbus C-295W for its search and rescue planes

The federal government has chosen the Airbus C-295W to replace the Canadian military’s aging search-and-rescue aircraft. The announcement was made today by Public Procurement Minister Judy Foote and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in Trenton. Ottawa’s decision to award the $2.4 »