Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



Canadians Back Beefed Up NORAD

-
by Martin Sieff
UPI Senior News Analyst
Washington (UPI) May 10, 2006
Canada's House of Commons has approved a government plan to renew the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD pact, which is to last permanently and expand to include maritime mutual defense from air and space.

Both the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, which signed the latest renewal agreement and the main opposition Liberal Party backed the renewal of the agreement in a vote Monday night in the Canadian House of Commons, the main chamber of the Canadian parliament. The NORAD pact was approved by an overwhelming majority of 257 to 30 in the 308-seat parliament.

The new treaty was signed on April 29 in Ottawa by the Canadian Defense Minister Gordon O'Connor and U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins. It not only renews the venerable NORAD pact - a key U.S. military agreement through the decades of the Cold War, but significantly upgrades it.

NORAD was previously renewed every five years, but the new agreement eliminates this requirement by making it a permanent alliance. However, both countries still retain the right of periodic review and can drop out with a year's notice, the Globe and Mail newspaper in Toronto reported Tuesday.

Source: United Press International

Related Links

Pakistan Tests Shaheen Missile
Washington (UPI) May 10, 2006
Pakistan Saturday announced it had successfully tested its Shaheen II/ Hatf VI Ballistic intermediate-range ballistic missile. The pakistandefense.com Web site of the Pakistani armed forces announced that the nuclear-capable missile had a range of 1,500 miles and was highly accurate.







  • India Wants US To Lift Remaining Sanctions On Space Technology
  • Koizumi Calls For Japan And US To Update Military Ties
  • Bush's Charm Offensive
  • US Strategy On Ukraine

  • Israel Seen As World's Sixth Nuclear Power
  • Ahmadinejad's Letter Possible 11th Hour Ploy
  • US Confusion Over Future Directions In Iran
  • Iran's Grand Bargain

  • US Air Force Studies German Fuse For Cruise Missile
  • Pakistan Test Fires Long-Range Nuclear Capable Missile
  • MBDA And Raytheon Offer Anti-Aircraft Missiles For Estonia
  • Raytheon Awarded Contract For Patriot Upgrades

  • Japanese Warship Will Join US ABM Test
  • Pakistan Tests Shaheen Missile
  • Canadians Back Beefed-Up NORAD
  • Lockheed Martin Receives $379M Contract For PAC-3 Missile Production

  • Test Pilot Crossfield Killed In Private Plane Crash
  • Aerospace Industry Slow To Embrace New MEMS Technologies
  • BAE Systems To Sell Airbus Stake, EADS Likely Buyers
  • DaimlerChrysler And Lagardere Cut Stake In EADS

  • AAI Receives Order For Nine Additional Shadow 200 Tactical UAVs
  • Boeing Phantom Works to Lead Research On X-48B Blended Wing Body Concept
  • Aerosonde Mk4 UAV Sets New Endurance Mark
  • AVID Developing New UAV Concept For Homeland Security

  • New Technology Protects GIs, Seaports Against NBC
  • Many Cooks Spoiling Iraq's Broth
  • Pentagon Halts Deployment Of 3,500 Troops To Iraq
  • Impact Of A Quick Pullout From Iraq

  • Mine Area Clearance Vehicle Converts For Remote Operations
  • Navy EOD Expanding, Needs Recruits
  • New Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle PUMA Presented
  • NGC Successfully Demonstrates S-Band AESA Radar Capability

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2006 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA PortalReports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additionalcopyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement