December 19, 2014
Ottawa – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, announced today that the Royal Canadian Air Force will acquire a fifth aircraft to augment the current CC-177 Globemaster fleet.
The additional CC-177 will improve the Canadian Armed Forces’ response capability to both domestic and international emergencies and provide support to a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance, peace support and combat. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring the men and women of Canada’s Armed Forces have the equipment they need to carry out their missions around the world.
For further information about the CC-177 Globemaster aircraft, visit: http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/aircraft-current/cc-177.page
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