Ottawa announces $4.9 billion to modernize NORAD facilities

Ottawa announces $4.9 billion to modernize NORAD facilities

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Canada‘s Defense Minister, Anita Anand, announces an investment of $4.9 billion over six years to modernize and increase the effectiveness of NORAD’s advanced radar detection systems.

According to the minister who met the media Monday morning, these 4.9 billion are sums that are added to the additional 8 billion dollars devoted to Defense in the last budget of the Trudeau government.

In addition to modernizing the radar detection facilities already in place in Canada‘s Far North, these additional funds will be used to set up a new advanced detection line called Crossbow to ward off any threats from the north.

Faced with more concrete threats from Russia since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine last spring, the Trudeau government must proceed with an accelerated update of its continental defense systems and military capabilities.

More than 40 billion dollars will be invested for this purpose over the next 20 years, specified the Minister of Defense.

More details to come

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