Report: Amid trade dispute, Canada gets set to cancel Boeing fighter jet deal

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A Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighter jet launches a laser-guided bomb during a flight test. Canadian officials had been considering buying more advanced Super Hornets from Boeing. (USAF Photo / Tim Pfeifer)

News Brief: Reuters reports that Canadian officials have decided to cancel an order of 18 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet jets, marking an escalation in the trade battle involving Canadian jet maker Bombardier’s sales to U.S. markets. Unnamed officials are quoted as saying that the decision will be announced next week, and that Canada’s armed forces will buy used Australian F/A-18 Hornets instead. Canada is due to purchase a whole new fleet of fighter jets in the years ahead, and before the Bombardier brouhaha, Boeing had been seen as having the inside track in that competition. Boeing declined comment when contacted by GeekWire. Read the story on Reuters.

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