Canada issues Letter of Request for 18 Super Hornets

The Canadian government has move another step closer towards acquiring the Super Hornet to supplement its CF-18 fleet by issuing a Letter of Request to the U.S. government on Mar. 13.

FA-18E of VFA-195 landing on USS George Washington in June 2015
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The letter outlines the Canadian government’s requirements on capabilities, schedule and economic benefits for 18 aircraft.

The press statement added that the Pentagon will approach Boeing and other suppliers to develop an official proposal.

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