Pressure increases on [Canada] to stay or leave F-35 program

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Unread post14 Feb 2018, 00:39

alloycowboy wrote:Canada’s fighter jet competition – Is Boeing in or out?

Last Friday was the deadline for companies to apply to the Canadian government to be on the supplier’s list for the new program to provide a fleet of fighter jets.

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/ ... -in-or-out


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So is Boeing in or out on the Canadian competition? Did it submit a response to the Canadian government? The government certainly isn’t saying at this point.

Boeing spokesman Scott Day declined to comment when asked Monday by Defence Watch. But he indicated the firm will be releasing details about its decision soon.


Could this be an indication that Boeing is actually out?
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Unread post14 Feb 2018, 01:18

ricnunes wrote:
alloycowboy wrote:Canada’s fighter jet competition – Is Boeing in or out?

Last Friday was the deadline for companies to apply to the Canadian government to be on the supplier’s list for the new program to provide a fleet of fighter jets.

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/ ... -in-or-out


According to the article above:
So is Boeing in or out on the Canadian competition? Did it submit a response to the Canadian government? The government certainly isn’t saying at this point.

Boeing spokesman Scott Day declined to comment when asked Monday by Defence Watch. But he indicated the firm will be releasing details about its decision soon.


Could this be an indication that Boeing is actually out?


If Boeing is going to be talking to the media then one at this point would assume they are out.
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Unread post15 Feb 2018, 15:15

loke wrote:http://nationalpost.com/news/politics/dont-talk-to-journalists-canadian-government-warns-companies-interested-in-jet-contract

Incredible --- just incredible.


"Don't talk to the media"...

Translation?

"We've bungled this process so completely, we don't need to embarass ourselves any further..." Complete transparency, LOL. News blackout may be the only thing that stops this 300 plus page thread, :)
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Unread post15 Feb 2018, 15:52

loke wrote:http://nationalpost.com/news/politics/dont-talk-to-journalists-canadian-government-warns-companies-interested-in-jet-contract

Incredible --- just incredible.



Much transparent, such open, lots of fair, many truth. Wow.

Canada trying to gag order everyone now
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Unread post16 Feb 2018, 08:49

:devil: I ain't GAGged - I just MAKE 'em - and I ARE NOT AN CANADIDIDIDIAN - yur Honor. M'lud. :doh: Goody goody gumdrops.
Boeing stays in race to supply Canada with fighter jets: sources
16 Feb 2018 David Ljunggren

"OTTAWA (Reuters) - Boeing Co, locked in a trade dispute with the Canadian government, has applied to stay in the race to supply Canada with 88 new fighter jets, three well-placed sources said on Thursday. Companies had until Feb. 9 to express an interest in taking part in a competition for planes worth between C$15 billion ($12.1 billion) and C$19 billion. Ottawa will release its specifications next year, at which point firms can bid.

Boeing did let Canada know it was interested, said the sources, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. The decision does not mean the firm will necessarily put forward its F-18 Super Hornet...." [WUT?]

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cana ... SKCN1FZ2M9
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Unread post16 Feb 2018, 14:19

Canadian Black project... :roll:
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Unread post16 Feb 2018, 16:04

Next we'll read a news release that Boing has purchased Saab... :drool:
Take an F-16, add a dollop of A-7, a big gob of F-22, sprinkle on some AV-8B, stir well, then bake. What do you get? An F-35.
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Unread post22 Feb 2018, 12:35

Here we go round the mulberry bush....
Canadian bidding open for U.S. F-35 repair and maintenance contracts
20 Feb 2018 Tim Naumetz

"Procurement Canada has posted a tender on behalf of the U.S. government inviting Canadian aerospace firms to bid on repair and maintenance contracts for Lockheed Martin F-35 attack warplanes.

The request for information from potential sustainment suppliers for the F-35 fleet worldwide came out in late January, after the Canadian government had launched a new competitive bidding process only last December to determine a fleet to eventually replace Canada’s aging CF-18 fighters.

Canadian aerospace and defence firms have won supply contracts throughout the production phase of the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter and ground attack planes, as part of an ongoing consortium of nine countries that have been part of the F-35 project from its beginning.

But the January tender notice aimed at the Canadian aerospace industry appears to be the first opportunity to land contracts for repair, maintenance and sustainment work during the operational life of the F-35 fleet. The fleet will eventually number several thousand fighters, with the majority attached to U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine units....

...“The Canadian government, as for all F-35 participant nations, has been asked to distribute this RFI (Request for Information), collect responses, ensure completeness, and forward to the United States Joint Program Office,” the tender notice says...."

Source: https://ipolitics.ca/2018/02/20/canadia ... contracts/
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Unread post22 Feb 2018, 12:45

According to the following source posted by spazsinbad:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cana ... SKCN1FZ2M9

Defense experts say Lockheed Martin Corp’s new F-35 stealth fighter is likely the front runner.


This will likely unfold just like I previously said a few times:
- This (Canadian) government is only waiting for the next elections in order to purchase the F-35 (in the next term and not in the current one)...

Nevertheless it's still stupid, I know... :roll:
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Unread post22 Feb 2018, 13:58

Been following this for a long time now.

The way the Canadians are going?
They'll probably be ready to buy "something" around 2050 when the F-45 comes around. LOL.
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Unread post22 Feb 2018, 15:54

Could Boeing be intimating the F-15 with that rather cryptic, "won't be the SH" line??

Seems like Canada would warm up to the Eagle. Big, fast, twin engined and with FAST packs and external tanks... lots of range. But any advanced Eagle would go for around $100 million. I thought that's around what the Saudia's bought their F-15SA's for??

Oh wait... 2nd hand Eagles! Dust off 50 or so from the boneyard... :)
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Unread post22 Feb 2018, 17:31

mixelflick wrote:Oh wait... 2nd hand Eagles! Dust off 50 or so from the boneyard... :)


You might not be far off with this idea. Hasn't the USAF floated plans for reducing it's Eagle fleet? What if Boeing were to offer to buy F-15C's from the USAF, refurbish/SLEP them to near-zero time, add FAST conformal fuel tanks, update to the AESA radar the USAF likes in the Eagle along with other avionics upgrades. Maybe even toss in some number of those MADL/IFDL<->Link16 pods. If that could be done for a considerably less amount of Canadian dollars than F-35s... Boing might catch the Canaduhian's attention.

The USAF might like it because they could get $$ for aircraft they would otherwise scrap or park down at Davis Mothan AFB. Money they could use for F-35 procurement, or other things. I'm sure they have a long list of needs / wants.
Take an F-16, add a dollop of A-7, a big gob of F-22, sprinkle on some AV-8B, stir well, then bake. What do you get? An F-35.
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Unread post22 Feb 2018, 20:17

Does the money from the sale of USAF assets go back to USAF or to the US Government? I have no idea - I'm Australian. :roll:
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Unread post22 Feb 2018, 20:22

Boeing applies to stay in race to supply Canada with fighter jets despite trade dispute

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/bo ... -1.4547265
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