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Monday, July 13, 2015

Canada's CF18 bases won't have radar units replaced as $55M deal cancelled

A military mobile radar unit in Resolute Bay, NunavutAnother multimillion-dollar military purchase has gone off the rails.

The Harper government is terminating its contract with Thales Canada Ltd., which was to supply new radar units to support Canada's CF-18 fighter jet squadrons in Cold Lake, Alta., and Bagotville, Que.

The deal signed in November 2010 was initially worth $55 million for two tactical-control radar systems, with delivery to begin in 2013. Thales won the tender over one other bidder.

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