Why is Canada Sending Almost $350,000 (US) to Boeing for Super Hornet family of aircraft (NOT in RCAF fleet) ???

US Navy Contract Announcement March 27, 2018 The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $34,406,262 modification (07) to a previously issued firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0006) issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-16-G-0001 for integrated product support and sustaining engineering for F/A-18A-F and EA-18G aircraft in support of the Navy and the governments of Australia, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Switzerland, Canada, and Spain. Support to be provided includes product support management, design interface, sustaining engineering, supply support, maintenance planning and provisioning, technical data updates, support equipment engineering, and training…

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Ballard Launches Next Generation Fuel Cell System for Drones, Expands Insitu Flight Testing

Ballard Power Systems announced December 22nd that the company has developed a next generation high performance fuel cell propulsion system to power unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. Ballard has also received a follow-on contract from Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary, for extended durability testing of the next-generation 1.3 kilowatt (kW) fuel cell propulsion system to power test flights of its ScanEagle UAV platform. Ballard and Insitu have partnered over the past two years to integrate Ballard’s prior generation fuel cell propulsion system – a complete hydrogen power system for small…

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Boeing Statement on ITC Hearing RE: Bombardier’s Harm to U.S. Industry

The Boeing Company released the following statement regarding today’s public hearing at the International Trade Commission (ITC) on Bombardier’s illegal business practices with its C Series aircraft and how those practices have harmed U.S. domestic industry. “Boeing brought this case seeking enforcement of U.S. trade law, which mirrors the widely-accepted rules of international trade adopted by most WTO member nations, including Canada. The resulting Department of Commerce and ITC investigations are part of a longstanding, transparent, and rigorous fact-based process for resolving precisely these sorts of commercial trade disputes. Today’s…

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Boeing statement on the Canadian Interim Fighter Capability Project and free and fair competition

We have read reports that the Government of Canada is choosing to purchase used F/A-18 Classic Hornets from the Royal Australian Air Force in lieu of new Super Hornet fighter jets. The Boeing Company respects the Canadian government’s decision and applauds the government’s continued use of a two engine fighter solution, which is a critical part of their northern Arctic border defense, NORAD cooperation, and coast to coast to coast security. Although we will not have the opportunity to grow our supply base, industrial partnerships and jobs in Canada the…

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Government of Canada – F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Aircraft with Support

WASHINGTON, Sep. 12, 2017 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Canada of ten (10) F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft, with F414-GE-400 engines; eight (8) F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft, with F414-GE-400 engines; eight (8) F414-GE-400 engine spares; twenty (20) AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars; twenty (20) M61A2 20MM gun systems; twenty-eight (28) AN/ALR-67(V)3 Electronic Warfare Countermeasures Receiving Sets; fifteen (15) AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods; twenty (20) Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems–Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS-JTRS); thirty (30) Joint…

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