These three companies submitted bids for Canada’s fighter competition

The bids are in for Canada’s fighter competition, and three companies will go head-to-head for the chance to build 88 new jets. The Canadian government on Friday confirmed that the field is down to two American entrants — Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet — as well as Swedish aerospace manufacturer Saab’s Gripen E. All companies submitted proposals before the July 31 deadline.

Peraton Canada—which has supported Canada’s current CF-18 fighter fleet for decades—is a partner on both the Boeing and Saab bid teams.

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