Australian Government confirmed the sale of 25 former RAAF F/A-18A/B classic Hornets to Canada at C$90m (A$95m).
The jets will added to Royal Canadian Air Forces’ own CF-18 Hornet flying ranks, and the transfer of the aircraft will commence this year.
Also An additional seven aircraft will be acquired by Royal Canadian Airforce for spares and testing.
Canada’s Trudeau Liberal government froze the country’s planned acquisition of about 90 F-35As when it came to power in late 2014, and instead looked to acquire 18 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets as an interim capability while it conducted a competitive evaluation for a permanent fighter replacement.
Canadian government has budgeted C$500 million for acquisition and upgrades of military machines.