Mr. Speaker, the good news does not stop there.
Our government announced its decision to launch an open and transparent competition to replace the entire fleet of CF-18s shortly after the results of the defence review were released.
This competitive process will help ensure that the members of the Canadian Armed Forces have the best aircraft for the long term, while getting the best value for money and generating the most economic benefits possible for Canadians.
All aircraft manufacturers that meet the requirements can submit a tender. We will deliver—