Two of the world’s biggest aerospace companies are showing off their fighter jet planes, hoping to impress the Canadian government.
The Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II are both potential replacements for Canada’s aging fleet of McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornets.
Test pilots Ricardo Traven and Justin Carlson spoke to media on Thursday, making the case for why their Super Hornets are the way to go.
Ricardo Traven said the two-engine Super Hornet is safer than the one-engine F-35, which he said would be disabled if a bird flew into one engine.
Traven also said the Super Hornet has exceptional maneuverability.
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