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Canada scraps plan to buy 18 new Boeing fighter jets: Report

  • Canada is scrapping a plan to buy 18 new Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets amid a deepening dispute with the U.S. aerospace company, three sources say.
  • Instead, the government intends to buy a used fleet of older Australia F-18 jets, the same kind of plane Canada currently operates, the sources say.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Source: US Navy
An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Canada is scrapping a plan to buy 18 new Boeing Co Super Hornet fighter jets amid a deepening dispute with the U.S. aerospace company, three sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Instead, the Liberal government will announce next week it intends to buy a used fleet of older Australia F-18 jets, the same kind of plane Canada currently operates, said the sources, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the situation.

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