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August 3, 2020, 5:02 AM

Canada’s Future Fighter Selection Enters the Final Straight

The long-running saga of what will be Canada’s next fighter could be decided in 2022 following the submission of bids from the three competitors.

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King Air 350 ALSR
Aug 8, 2020 - 7:13 AM
The Armée de l’Air is expected to receive eight special-mission King Air 350s for a range of reconnaissance duties.
F-16 APG-83
Aug 7, 2020 - 11:58 AM
The U.S. Air Force plans to equip around 350 of its F-16s with SABR radar to see them through into the 2040s.
Aug 4, 2020 - 12:18 PM
Airo Group is consolidating a number of aerospace and defense companies in a bid to develop a new publicly traded company.
CF-18 Hornet
Aug 3, 2020 - 5:02 AM
The long-running saga of what will be Canada’s next fighter could be decided in 2022 following the submission of bids from the three competitors.
F-15 Japan Super Interceptor
Jul 31, 2020 - 10:35 AM
After the 2019 announcement of Japan’s decision to upgrade half of its Eagles, the program has advanced with the signing of the first agreement.
Mirage F1 ATAC
Jul 31, 2020 - 9:40 AM
The U.S. Air Force is rolling out its CAF/CAS program to provide contractorized adversary air services across its fighter bases.
Sabrewing Rhaegal
Jul 28, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Type certification plans for the first Rhaegal eVTOL aircraft have been pushed back into the first quarter of 2022.
Rafale India
Jul 28, 2020 - 4:16 AM
Nearly four years after contract signature, the first five Dassault Rafales for India are due to touch down in the country.
AVIC AG600
Jul 27, 2020 - 10:07 AM
The successor to the Harbin SH-5 amphibian in People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) service is making progress toward service entry.
Leonardo AW149
Jul 23, 2020 - 12:11 PM
The UK operates an aging fleet of Puma support helicopters rapidly approaching the end of their service lives.