The government of Canada confirmed it has rejected Boeing [BA] as a finalist in the government’ project to replace its 76 aging CF-18 Hornet fighters. The government is seeking to acquire 88 new fighter jets for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in a competitive process and on Dec. 1 it ...

The Navy and Raytheon Technologies [RTX] conducted the first weapon drop of the StormBreaker bomb from an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, the company said Monday. During this test based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., an F-35B from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron-23 (VX-23) used the bomb as ...

The Navy awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $1 billion modification on Sept. 24 for a previous advance acquisition contract, exercising options to produce and deliver 16 Lot 15 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. This purchase includes 10 aircraft for the Air Force and six for the Marine Corps. The Air Force ...

The Defense Department awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $2.014 billion contract definition award on Sept. 13 to provide logistics support for domestic and international customers of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. This award specifically covers ground maintenance activities, action request resolution, ...