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Canada to send more than 800 drones to Ukraine to fight against Russia

Taslima Jamal

Canada to send more than 800 drones to Ukraine to fight against Russia

The Canadian government said on Monday (February 19) it will send more than 800 drones to Ukraine starting this spring.

The Department of National Defense said in a statement that drones have become a critical capability for Ukraine in its war with Russia. Drones are important for surveillance and information gathering and can also be used to transfer supplies, including munitions.

These will cost more than 95 million Canadian dollars (70 million US dollars) and are part of previously announced 500 million Canadian dollars (370 million US dollars) in military aid to Ukraine.

The SkyRanger R70 multi-mission unmanned aerial systems are manufactured by Teledyne based in Waterloo, Ontario.

The announcement came days before the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Canada previously gave Ukraine 100 high-resolution drone cameras and has pledged 2.4 billion Canadian dollars ($1.8 billion) in military aid over the past two years.

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