Canada out of surveillance project

Canada is withdrawing from a NATO project that would allow the Alliance to monitor weapons of mass destruction, civil unrest and evacuation operations, CBC News reported. Canada joined 13 other countries in signing a memorandum of understanding in 2009 on the Alliance Ground Surveillance project. Canada would have had to pay $450 million over 20 years. Through the project, NATO would perform surveillance using unmanned aerial vehicles. The government said the details of its withdrawal are still under discussion with NATO.

Published: Wednesday, 02/15/2012 12:00 am EST

Canada is withdrawing from a NATO project that would allow the Alliance to monitor weapons of mass destruction, civil unrest and evacuation operations, CBC News reported. Canada joined 13 other countries in signing a memorandum of understanding in 2009 on the Alliance Ground Surveillance project. Canada would have had to pay $450 million over 20 years. Through the project, NATO would perform surveillance using unmanned aerial vehicles. The government said the details of its withdrawal are still under discussion with NATO.

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