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Canada scraps plan to buy Boeings, warns firm on future orders

OTTAWA, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Canada on Tuesday announced it was scrapping the planned purchase of 18 Boeing Co Super Hornet jets and made clear the U.S. company currently has little chance of winning a larger contract for 88 fighters.

Canada will instead buy a second-hand fleet of 18 Australian F-18s, the same planes the Canadian air force already operates, government officials told reporters. (Reporting by David Ljunggren and Andrea Hopkins)