This is an interesting news because the Canadian Forces started looking at the UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Uninhabited Air Vehicles) at least back in the late nineties. It’s been more than ten years and millions of dollars have been spent on studying this kind of platform and its C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) integration. Although the news article below does not mention the type of UAV’s they have in mind, the capability requirements suggest a member of the Predator family from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. (The CF has long ruled out the expensive and overkilled Global Hawk, I believe.) The Predator B, I think, is briefly seen in the movie Transformers; and Platz will release a model of Predator A according to the Tokyo Hobby Show. So this is not a stranger to many people. Of course the USAF deployed P/A and B since they attacked Afghanistan. Anyhow, given that the arctic is getting warmer, it is about time for the Canadian government to protect the sovereignty of the Canadian arctic.