The US State Department has approved the sale of up to 18 F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft to Canada. The total worth of the agreement could be over $5 billion dollars.

Talk about a cool paint job!

The proposed deal includes 10 F/A-18E and eight F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft as well as supporting equipment and armaments for both sets of jets.

“Canada is reviewing current military procurement that relates to Boeing,” Trudeau’s office said in a statement last week following a call between the Canadian prime minister and the governor of Missouri, where F/A-18s are manufactured. – CNN Politics

Apparently, Canada has ‘issues’ with Boeing lately concerning their trade actions against Canadian aerospace companies. At one point Lockheed Martin was hoping to sell F-35 aircraft to Canada.

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Featured image of a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet, 4-Wing, taking off from Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada during the second Tiger Meet of the AmericasBy Camera Operator: SMSGT JOHN P. ROHRER, via Wikimedia Commons