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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Israel to supply military drones to Canada

The Canadian government will spend at least $125 million over the next six years to purchase an unknown quantity of Heron-TP Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV; aka "drones") from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

According to Defense Update online magazine: "Apart from long range, long endurance Intelligence, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions, [Heron-TP] is designed to execute a large variety of operational missions, including aerial refueling and strategic missile defense."

IAI is one of the world's largest producers of military air systems and ground defence systems.

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