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Frank Kendall Expects Canadian Firms to Remain Active in F-35 Supply Chain

F-35Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, has said that he considers Canadian technology suppliers a key participant in U.S.’ F-35 program, Defense News reported Tuesday.

“We make our decisions on participation based on best value and if Canadian firms are still best value then they will be part of the program,” Kendall was quoted as saying by Defense News.defense_200x200

Lisa Seligman writes Canada is considering whether it should buy F-35s to replace the country’s fleet of CF-18 fighter planes or hold  a competitive acquisition process.

The Canadian government’s decision will depend on the outcome of a general election that will be held next month, the report said.

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