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Canada Submits Formal Bid to Buy Eurohawk

Canada Submits Formal Bid to Buy Eurohawk 21 February, 2019

Canada has submitted a formal bid to buy the Eurohawk from Germany, Reuters reports.

It said earlier that Transport Canada wishes to purchase the aircraft in order to monitor oil spills and the Arctic Region.

Canada has submitted a formal bid for the prototype aircraft, which was stripped of key equipment and demilitarized by the United States in 2017. The German Defence Ministry is evaluating the request from Canada to buy a high-altitude surveillance drone that has been parked at a German air base for years after the cancellation of the Euro Hawk program in 2013.

Berlin is now negotiating with Northrop to buy several MQ-4C Triton drones for delivery after 2025. Northrop last year said the process could take years to complete.

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