U.S. Considers Major Drone Sale to Canada

Boosting Northern Surveillance: Eyes U.S. Drone Enhancements

Heads up, tech enthusiasts and global watchers! The U.S. might just be gearing up to bolster Canada's drone capabilities. The Pentagon recently revealed that the U.S. State Department has given the green light for a possible munitions sale to Canada. The deal? A whopping $313.4 million to enhance MQ-9Bs drones.

Why this buzz? Well, “The proposed sale will improve Canada's capability to meet current and future threats by enabling unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance patrols of its northern arctic territories,” clarified the agency.

But before we jump the gun, it's essential to note that this approval doesn't guarantee a done deal. No contracts have been finalized yet, according to Reuters.

The proposed package is packed with tech goodies: 219 Hellfire II missiles, 12 Mk82 bombs, and cutting-edge Due Regard Radars. Who's behind this tech prowess? General Atomics, the principal contractor.

Oh, and Congress? They got wind of this potential sale just this past Friday.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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