Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Defence Review Will Look at Technology Investments, Use of Drones: Minister

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Defence Review Will Look at Technology Investments, Use of Drones: Minister

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Defence review will look at tech: minister

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TORONTO - Canada's defence minister says a long-awaited review on the future of the Canadian Armed Forces will look into potential investments in technology, including drones.

Harjit Sajjan says the review, which was announced last month, will help set procurement priorities for the military.

Sajjan spoke in Toronto before attending the second of six public consultations to discuss the future size of the military, the kinds of missions it will undertake and the type of equipment it will have.

The first was held in Vancouver in late April. The Liberals hope to have the entire review completed by early 2017.

It is the first time in decades that citizens have been asked what role they believe the Canadian Armed Forces should be playing in the world and with what equipment. …

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