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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Canadian-made drone to be tested for potential sub-hunting role

TD100 UAVFederal government researchers will be testing a small Canadian-made drone in the Ottawa area to see if such unmanned aircraft could eventually be used to hunt for submarines and ships.

It is the first time that an unmanned air vehicle built in Canada will be tested in this role.

The first tests will take place at a facility in Bourget, Ont., in the summer as sensors onboard the unmanned air vehicle, or drone, are calibrated by researchers with the National Research Council.

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