Purchase of Super Hornet fighter jets could soon be a reality

(CP) - The Liberal government is closer to buying 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing, a purchase it hopes to make official by the end of the year.

The feds have sent a letter to the U-S government outlining exactly what they need in the warplanes, when they need them, and what type of economic benefits Canada expects in return.

Boeing will use those requirements to draw up a formal proposal by the fall, however, the agreement must also be approved by the U-S Congress.