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Boeing told its fighter jet doesn’t meet criteria to replace Canada’s aging fleet: sources

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Boeing has been told that its bid to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s with a new fleet of the American company’s Super Hornet fighter jets did not meet the federal government’s requirements.

Three sources from industry and government say the message was delivered Wednesday as the other two companies competing for the $19-billion contract — U.S.

defence giant Lockheed Martin and Swedish firm Saab — were told they met the government’s requirements. The three sources were all granted anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss these matters publicly. READ MORE: Canada launches contest for 88 fighter jets, with clause taking aim at Boeing trade challenge The Department of National Defence and Public Services and Procurement Canada, which

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