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Arctic features prominently in new Canadian defence marching orders

Beefing up Canada’s surveillance, defence and rapid-response capabilities in the Arctic are among the top priorities outlined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the marching orders handed to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan on Friday. Sajjan’s mandate letter – a set »

International, Politics

NORAD intercepts Russian bombers, while discussing modernisation

Canadian and U.S jets had to scramble yesterday to intercept two Russian bombers heading for North America. The intercepts come even as Canada and the U.S are discussing a new framework for the bi-national North America Aerospace Defence Command, (NORAD). »

International

U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian warplanes off Alaska

The U.S. military scrambled five aircraft on Monday to intercept two groups of Russian warplanes that flew in opposite directions off the coast of Alaska but never entered the U.S. sovereign airspace, officials with the bi-national North American Aerospace Defence »

International

Santa Claus cleared for flight in Canadian airspace

Canada’s transport minister has cleared Santa Claus for take-off on this year’s Christmas Eve trip to deliver presents around the world. Minister Marc Garneau was pleased to discover that Mrs. Claus has obtained her commercial pilot’s license so she can »

International, Politics

Cruise missiles, drones and hypersonic weapons: NORAD gets ready for new threats

As the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) turns 61, it is preparing to confront new threats that include a new generation of long-range and more accurate Russian cruise missiles, hypersonic weapons, as well as drones, says NORAD deputy commander »

International, Politics, Society

Joining U.S. missile defence would come with little initial costs: former top soldier

The North Korean Hwasang-15 missile launched on Wednesday flew higher and further than any previous attempt, demonstrating that the Hermit Kingdom may now be capable of hitting Washington D.C. or Ottawa (if it comes to that) with a nuclear warhead. »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Cold War relic may become Canada’s broadcast archives

It was a giant complex 60 stories underground, and inside about five and half stories high. It was atomic bomb proof and  accessed by very long tunnels, one of them two kilometres long, the other one kilometre long. A bus »

Politics, Society

Liberals vow to increase defence spending by 70 per cent over decade

Canada will increase its annual defence spending by nearly 70 per cent to $32.7 billion over the next decade, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday as he unveiled the Liberal government’s long-awaited defence policy review. The figure does not include »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Security and trade top agenda of ministers’ meetings in Washington

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan met yesterday with their U.S. counterparts to discuss a wide range of security and trade issues over dinner at the State Department in Washington, D.C. The discussions with Secretary of »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

It’s official: Canada’s fighter jet announcement

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan made a major announcement today about Canada’s controversial fighter jet purchase. The controversial plan by the previous government to replace Canada’s ageing fleet of CF-18 Hornets, with single source F-35’s appears now to have come to »