More bombs ordered for Libya

As parliament debates Canada's role in Libya, the Department of Defence is ordering another 1,000 laser-guided bombs, the Ottawa Citizen reported. The bombs are being used by the military's CF-18 jets. With a majority in Parliament, it is expected that the government will extend Canada's role in the Libyan mission, named Operation Mobile, to the end of September. The cost of the bombs has not been revealed by DND, but experts have suggested they cost somewhere between $20,000 and $100,000 each.

Published: Wednesday, 06/15/2011 12:00 am EDT

As parliament debates Canada's role in Libya, the Department of Defence is ordering another 1,000 laser-guided bombs, the Ottawa Citizen reported. The bombs are being used by the military's CF-18 jets. With a majority in Parliament, it is expected that the government will extend Canada's role in the Libyan mission, named Operation Mobile, to the end of September. The cost of the bombs has not been revealed by DND, but experts have suggested they cost somewhere between $20,000 and $100,000 each.

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