Despite efforts to resurrect a competition, Canada may wind up reaffirming its first choice — a $41.39 billion purchase of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters by the end of June. Since December 2012, the Canadian government’s quest to replace its aging fleet of 77 Boeing CF-18 Hornets has been on hold. The government has been considering three options: sticking with its initial choice of a sole-source purchase of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, holding a new competition or ...


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