LOCKMART THROWS TANTRUM... GETS RULES CHANGED... SLIGHTLY.
We are now approaching the end of the beginning of Canada's meandering quest to replace the CF-18 Hornet. Later this month , the Government of Canada will finally release an official RFP (Request for Proposals) to the fighter manufacturers. Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Airbus (representing Eurofighter), and Saab will then have until the end of the year to submit their bid to replace the RCAF's aging fleet of CF-18s. Dassault respectfully declined to offer its Rafale due to compatibility reasons . Once the RFP is released, the decision should be (mostly) out of the politicians' hands. Even if the government changes in the upcoming election, restarting the process yet again would be politically catastrophic. In short... Of course, Canada's fighter jet replacement program has to put up with at least one more hurdle before it can get on to business. In this case, its Lockheed Martin and the Trump administration crying foul. A report