New air-to-surface missile for fixed-wing aircraft from Rafael is optimised for close air support, counterterrorism and anti-A2AD applications.
Boeing hopes for third time lucky in Canada with CMMA bid
Undeterred by unsuccessful recent attempts to win business on Canadian military aviation programmes in recent years with its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and KC-46A Pegasus platforms, Boeing is offering the P-8A Poseidon to meet the requirements of the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) programme.
Boeing pledged on 10 February to include a ‘robust industry plan for long-term economic growth in Canada’ as part of its CMMA bid.
CMMA will see the Royal Canadian Air Force retire its 15-strong CP-140 Aurora (P-3 Orion) fleet with a new platform that offers enhanced anti-submarine warfare and ISR capabilities.
Shephard Defence Insight predicts the CP-140s will be withdrawn from service by 2028, and it estimates that it will cost $1.2 billion to replace these aircraft with final deliveries in 2037-2038.
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