The federal government will be purchasing 17 new Hercules transport planes at a cost of $1.4 billion. Which company is providing the planes?
#91730. Asked by pmac41. (Jan 30 08 2:38 AM)
The cost includes $1.7 billion for a long-term maintenance package. Canadian defence contractors — including Airbus Military, which made an appeal to the House of Commons defence committee — have been upset that Lockheed will also be responsible for maintenance.
January 16, 2008 -- The federal government has announced the $1.4 billion purchase of 17 new Hercules transport planes to replace the air force's aging fleet.
Defence Minister Peter MacKay and Public Works Minister Michael Fortier said at a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday that a deal had been signed with the U.S.-based aircraft manufacturer Lockheed-Martin.
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