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How Canada is enhancing its SATCOM coverage

15th August 2019 - 11:52 GMT | by Tony Skinner, Beth Maundrill in London

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Expanding its commitment to the space domain, Canada’s defence policy commits to ‘increased and predictable’ funding to deliver new capabilities, such as earth observation, space situational awareness, and satellite communications. 

Ottawa is particularly focused on enhanced coverage of the country's northern-most regions, which are largely devoid of such capabilities.

Although the space domain may be a relatively new responsibility for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RFAC), the service has developed a five-year roadmap laying out the space framework for the armed forces.

Speaking to Shephard, Col Cameron Stoltz, director of space requirements within the RCAF, said, ‘We have an ambitious

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