It is said that Canada abandoned its plans to buy new Boeing (BA) F / A-18 Super Hornets after a commercial dispute over the Bombardier C Series passenger jet (BDRBF). Canada was expected to buy 18 new Boeing Super Hornets. But sources told Reuters on Tuesday that Ottawa will announce plans to buy used Australian F / A-18s next week, since the older aircraft are the same model that Canada currently has in its fleet.
The decision comes after the US Commerce The Department charged a 300 percent tariff on each Bombardier C Series jet delivered to the US. UU., Following Boeing's accusations that the Canadian industrial giant received unfair government subsidies.
Last year, Canada announced it would buy the F / A-18 Super Hornets as a temporary measure to replace its CF-18 fighters until it can hold a new race for a replacement.
Originally, Canada planned to buy 65 Lockheed Martin (LMT) F-35s before opening a new competition to update its fighters.
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