6 janvier 2023 | Local, Aérospatial

Bombardier CEO calls for Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft tender to consider ‘Canadian-built option’

Bombardier’s CEO is concerned that Canada is considering awarding a sole-source contract to Boeing for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft project.

https://skiesmag.com/news/bombardier-ceo-canadian-multi-mission-aircraft-tender-canadian-built-option/

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    17 mars 2020 | Local, C4ISR, Sécurité

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    3 novembre 2020 | Local, Aérospatial

    L3Harris Technologies awarded contract for 3 Canadian special mission aircraft

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