Only competition will reveal the best CF-18 replacement
The F-35A may yet be the best aircraft to meet Canada’s needs. The only way of knowing for certain is through an open, fair, and transparent competition.
A Canadian CF-18 Hornet aircraft being prepared for a mission during Operation Impact, which included air strikes in Syria and Iraq. Canada's CF-18 fleet was originally expected to last only until 2003, but a long-standing program of upgrades and repairs are keeping them flying, for now. Photograph courtesy of the Department of National Defence