Hon. Raymond O'Hurley (Minister of Defence Production):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to announce that the republic of Italy will purchase flight simulators of the F-104G Lockheed Starfighter aircraft in Canada. Confirmation has been received from Italy by Canadian Commercial Corporation, together with commitment of funds necessary for the immediate commencement of work.
The value of the Italian order is estimated at approximately $2 million. The simulators will be built by Canadian Aviation Electronics Ltd., Montreal, under contract with the Canadian Commercial Corporation. Technical and administrative supervision of the program will be the responsibility of R.C.A.F. and Department of Defence Production officers who are exercising the same functions in respect of the Canadian, German, Netherlands and Belgium simulator programs which were placed with Canadian Aviation Electronics in the summer of 1960.
Topic: DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Subtopic: ANNOUNCEMENT OF SALE OF FLIGHT