Dassault makes it official – Rafale is out of Canadian competition

Dassault Aviation has officially confirmed to Agence France-Presse that the firm has pulled out of Canada’s future fighter program. The company had planned to offer the Rafale but decided against competing the aircraft because of the extensive Canadian requirements for interoperability with U.S. forces, according to a number of news reports, citing sources.

Public Services and Procurement Canada stated Wednesday that “we have not been officially notified of any supplier’s intention to withdraw from the process.”

They have not provided any update otherwise.

 

(Photo above Rafale fighter jet, photo courtesy Dassault)

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