State Department Approves Sale of Munitions to Canada

The approval permits the Defense Department to finalize the sale.

The Department of State has approved a possible munitions sale to Canada, granting the Department of Defense the go-ahead to begin finalizing a contract. 

“The proposed sale will improve Canada’s capability to meet current and future threats by enabling unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance patrols of its northern arctic territories,” the State Department said.

The contract, drafted primarily by General Atomics, proposes an exchange of MQ-9Bs drones and their required weapons systems for $313.4 million. Other weapons included in the deal are 219 Hellfire II missiles, 12 Mk82 general purpose bombs, six Mk82 filled inert bombs, and Due Regard Radars.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Blinken to seek God’s wisdom as he heads the State Department.
  • For Secretary Austin as he leads the Department of Defense.
  • For the president and his administration as they discuss agreements with allies.

Sources: Reuters, GovConWire


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