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December 10, 2013 17:20 ET

Government Tables Documents as Part of Seven-Point Plan Commitment

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 10, 2013) - The National Fighter Procurement Secretariat today is meeting several commitments outlined in the Seven-Point Plan to replace the CF-18 fleet. A series of key documents are being tabled in Parliament specific to the Joint Strike Fighter Program.

The third Canadian Industrial Participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program report provides timely and accurate information on available work opportunities secured by companies in Canada specific to the F-35. It reflects the most recent numbers received from the prime contractors in summer 2013.

Further delivering on the Seven-Point Plan commitment to update and refine costs for the F-35, the Governments is tabling the Next Generation Fighter Capability 2013 Annual Update in Parliament today. For a second year in a row, the Annual Update has also been independently reviewed to ensure that it is in accordance with the Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Framework. The independent review, conducted by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, found that "there were no deviations from the Framework that would result in any material changes to the overall LCC estimate." The Secretariat previously released these documents on August 9, 2013, consistent with the commitment to make Canadian cost estimates public within 60 days of receiving Canada-specific bilateral cost data on the F-35 from the U.S.

Until the Seven-Point Plan is complete, the Government will not make a decision on the replacement for the CF-18 fighter jets and all options remain on the table.

For additional information, visit the National Fighter Procurement Secretariat website at

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