Replacement for CF-18s heads to next phase

CF-18 fighter jets. (QMI Agency File)

CF-18 fighter jets. (QMI Agency File)

Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 5:01 PM ET

OTTAWA - The federal government is flying into the next phase of its evaluation of new fighter jets.

Public Works officials confirm all five manufacturers hoping to replace Canada's fleet of old CF-18 fighters have given their input on the design of an extensive and detailed questionnaire about the capabilities and specifications of their planes.

"The (National Fighter Procurement) Secretariat is now considering that feedback and aims to distribute a revised questionnaire on capabilities as soon as possible," Public Works officials said in an e-mail.


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