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Interim Fighter Capability Project

Project Type

Project Replace


The Interim Fighter Capability Project will pursue the acquisition of Australian F/A-18 aircraft, associated spares and equipment to supplement the CF-18 to address the fighter capability gap.


Acquire 18 Australian F/A-18s and configure them to a similar standard as the current CF-18.

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Funding Range

$250 million to $499 million

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

Defence Capability Areas

Defence Capability Investment Areas

Key Industrial Capabilities

Not applicable.

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