MIL Canadian Forces set for major upgrade & overhaul

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  1. Jason H

    Jason H Active Member

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    Harper set to announce $15 billion in military spending
    Last Updated Wed, 21 Jun 2006 20:42:30 EDT
    CBC News

    Ottawa will announce $15 billion in new spending on the Canadian military next week, CBC News has learned.

    A report by SRC, the CBC's French language service, says the spending spree will be "Christmas in June for the Canadian Forces."

    On Monday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to announce in Halifax that the Conservative government will fund the building of three new supply ships at an expected cost of about $2.1 billion.

    On Tuesday, the announcement will be to give the army new trucks. That promise, worth about $1.1 billion, will be made in Quebec.

    On Wednesday, in Edmonton, will come the official announcement about helicopters. The prime minister will issue an invitation to tender for 15 new helicopters at a cost of about $4.2 billion.

    Finally, on Thursday at CFB Trenton in Ontario, Harper will announce a competition worth $4.6 billion to replace Canada's aging fleet of Hercules aircraft, some of which date back to the 1960s.

    Harper will also promise to buy at least four C-17 transport planes, which are massive heavy-lift aircraft, at a cost of $3 billion.

    That adds up to over $15 billion and fulfills a campaign promise by the Conservatives to make the Canadian military a top priority.
     
  2. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Excellent. They should invest a few thousand and bring that record-holding sniper back, too. :bigthumb:
     
  3. Jason H

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    Doubt that would ever happen, but than again we probably have many more where he came from.
     
  4. Kira Yamato

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    their secretly plotting to invade us :noes:

    like that old movie where the commies invaded the USA :noes::noes::noes::noes:
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Eh!
     
  6. Fearan

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    Hooah!

    Finally some good spending.
     
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    Canada should create a Marine Corps.
     
  8. BajaDak

    BajaDak If you have poo......fling it now

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    Red Dawn..cool flick.

    But the funny thing is that after they spend all that money, I still wouldn't trust them to guard/protect shit.
     
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    they need to have a Navy first
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