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Canada Decided to Rejoin NATO's AWACS Program

Canada Decided to Rejoin NATO's AWACS Program February 15, 2018

Canada, one of the 12 original nations that funded the NATO’s Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) but withdrew support officially in 2014, has decided to rejoin the program. 

“NATO is a cornerstone of Canada’s international security policy and is one of our most important multilateral relationships. In that spirit, Canada has decided to rejoin NATO’s Airborne Warning and Control System,” Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced at the NATO defence ministerial conference in Brussels.

According to the Canadian Armed Forces, the country's withdrawal from the program saved approximately $40 million per year.

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