Canada, U.S. and European companies to compete the next generation of fighter procurement project (Photos)
German air force of the European Typhoon fighter
main export Boeing Super Hornet fighter aircraft, according to British
” Flight International “May 28, 2009 reported that Boeing and Eurofighter publicly launched on Los ? Horse’s challenge, the next generation of fighter contract bid in Canada, in the past generally considered as the Los Canada ? Martin’s next-generation fighter will be a partner. Both sides announced the latest bid to market the F/A-18E/F “Super Hornet” and “Typhoon” aircraft, replacement of the next decade as the Canadian Air Force CF-18 (F/A-18A/B) “Bumblebee “alternative models.
JSF program started in 2002 as the nine members of one of Los ? executive is expected to Canada as a potential horse buyers will buy 80 or so F-35, although the final data released by the Canadian Department of Defense 65 frame.
Canada has invested $ 150 million in F-35′s system development and demonstration, and also signed a follow-up phase of production and protection agreement. At the same time, the JSF program, Industry Canada will play for $ 9 billion capital boost the role, but nevertheless, said Luo ? Canadian Department of Defense or the horse in not very keen on buying the F-35. ? Los horse industry in Canada that will put pressure on Defense, making it as soon as possible to make the decision to buy the JSF, because many suppliers are facing the problem of capital flows adjustments.
Boeing chose Canada, largely concerned about the economic benefits. “Super Hornet” to the Canadian industry in the next 25 years, produce 80 billion dollars in economic benefits, to balance the Boeing Company and New Orleans industrial group return on investment. Similarly, the Eurofighter also sell “jobs and security services” and “full” transfer “Typhoon” use of technology.
plus Department of Defense officials have not announced the decision making process F-35 competitors. Boeing officials hope Canada can have a year to determine whether the recommended fighter program, or raise the next generation fighter program bid. The final plan was finalized no later than 2014, the use of 2017 to meet demand. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Xing Chenguang)