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For most people, knowledge of NORAD is limited to checking on Santa’s progress each Christmas Eve. But the North American Aerospace Defense Command is an important part of the defense system in our corner of the globe.

It’s showing its age, and the joint US-Canada early warning system hasn’t kept up with rapidly changing technology.

Canadian officials are ready to do something about it, since they have pledged to invest nearly $5 billion.

“As autocratic regimes threaten the rules-based international order that has protected them for decades, and as our competitors develop new technologies like hypersonic weapons and advanced cruise missiles, there is an urgent need to modernize Canada’s capabilities in the NORAD,” said Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand. .

With this money, Canada hopes to build new radar networks to detect threats emerging from the Arctic, as well as command and control systems, advanced air-to-air missiles and other defensive measures.

Good. Americans should also be able to breathe a little easier with the upgrades.

Although it has taken several decades to realize that our location is no longer sufficient protection, Canada is taking an important step to ensure that we have the best possible protection.

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