BRIEF-Panel says Canada fighter review objective, professional

Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:51am EDT
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WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - Senior Canadian government official says no decision made yet on replacement for Canadian CF-18 fighter jets

* Canadian official says confident that military's evaluation of fighter options was thorough, says "literally no stone was left unturned"

* Canadian independent evaluators say panel was "assertive" in challenging military' analysis of fighter options, say results replicable

* Canadian evaluator says impressed with objectivity and professionalism of Canadian review process (Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)