• In the Arctic, drones could close the gap – The Globe and Mail

    A high-flying, long-endurance pilotless drone – dubbed the Polar Hawk – might fill Canada’s gaping hole in its ability to monitor what’s going on in the Arctic. With a rapidly receding summer ice cap igniting a new rush to find, stake and exploit Arctic resources, and with ship traffic projected to rise dramatically through the Northwest Passage, there’s new urgency to concerns about the surveillance gap.

    That deficiency in Canada’s ability to maintain a surveillance presence in the Arctic is fundamental to the assertion of its sovereignty. Read the full article.

Comments are closed.