Canada to Buy Mothballed Danish Drones – Airplanes
Canada’s Department of National Defense (DND) is interested in purchasing ten aerial drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), from Denmark that never worked for that country. This will be the latest in a series of highly publicized investments in used, faulty military equipment that the Canadian government has purchased in recent years.
When the DND bought used, leaky submarines from Britain, one of them caught fire before it even reached Canada. And the last time the DND bought used drones, after repeated accidents several were written off as total losses. But Canada’s DND spokesperson says that this time, it’ll be different. Canada wants to use the bargain-basement priced drones for training in Canada and surveillance in Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense relies heavily on aerial drones, particularly in the Middle East. Canada is hoping to adopt some of the advancements made in drone technology and retrofit the used drones from Denmark.