Defense Minister Anita Anand said the federal government will invest $ 4.9 billion over the next six years to modernize the aging defense system of North America.
Anand said a decision was made to protect Canadians from “new threats” from dictatorships and new weapons developed by other countries that threaten the rule-based international order.
Minister Announced General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defense Staff, and Lieutenant General joined in Trenton, Ontario on Monday. Alain Pelletier, Deputy Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
Anand said the money would be part of the federal government’s plans to promise an upgrade of about $ 40 billion over the next 20 years. Norad, A joint Canadian and US command system that provides aerospace warnings and protection to the continent.
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