Canada Increases Defence Spending




Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s approved the purchases of 4 Boeing C-17s and several used Boeing CH-47D Chinooks in 2007–among several new aircraft acquisitions. Harper’s administration has also signed a contract for 17 Lockheed Martin C-130J transports and announced plans to buy 16 new CH-47Fs. Moreover, the "Canada First Defence Strategy" unveiled last year proposes to spend $240 billion over the next 20 years to buy and maintain more new kit, including fighter, search and...
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