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F-35 ’ten-point disadvantage’ is a Canadian government matter, says Lockheed

7th August 2020 - 12:20 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


Lockheed Martin has responded to claims that the F-35 faces a considerable competitive stumbling block if it is to win Canada’s C$15 billion-C$19 billion ($11 billion-$14 billion) Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP).

It is understood that the fifth-generation aircraft will be subject to a ’10-point disadvantage’ during evaluations which commenced after RfP submissions from industry were handed over to Public Service and Procurement Canada on 31 July.

The penalty is said to be a consequence of Joint Strike Partnership programme terms preventing the F-35 offer to Canada being able to ‘guarantee economic offsets', according to David Perry, VP at

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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