Canada will spend more than $1 billion on a new radar system to protect major North American cities, according to a report by local media outlet Ottawa Citizen.
The radar system will be built in southern Canada to monitor Arctic airspace and protect vital US and Canadian locations.
According to a defense briefing held earlier this month, the over-the-horizon radar system will provide “long-range surveillance” of northern approaches to the population centers in the region.
The north-facing, high-frequency radar is expected to be operational by 2028.
Military officials explained that the budget for the new system could rise once the country starts deploying it for military purposes.