Drones have a negative connotation because of the image of strikes U.S. forces have carried out with them, but the positives of drones are numerous: they don’t have humans in them so they can fly for longer, and they weigh less, says defence analyst David Perry.
Use of drones is among the topics to be be addressed in a defence policy review, which Defence MInister Harjit Sajjan says should be done by the end of this year. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Buying drones with arming capabilities makes sense to many defence analysts, because it offers more to Canada’s allies in missions.
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MPs will be able to continue to charge the central House budget for the cost of items like masks and hand sanitizer, or office reconfiguration as a result of COVID-19, until Sept. 30, among other measures.
As of January, $185-million of the $761-million approved for the first five years of work on the Centre Block building and construction of the underground welcome centre, up to 2021-22, has been spent.