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Canada to provide 200 peacekeepers, aircraft to UN

15 November 2017

The Canadian government announced it will offer armed helicopters, transport aircraft, and up to 200 soldiers for UN peacekeeping missions but has not yet agreed on where those capabilities will be deployed.

The 200 soldiers will serve as a quick reaction force, Canadian officials said during the Vancouver Peacekeeping summit on 15 November. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will provide armed CH-147 Chinook (CH-47) and CH-146 Griffon (Bell 412) helicopters. Tactical airlift support will be provided in the form of the CC-117 (C-17) Globemaster or the CC-130J (C-130J) Hercules aircraft. Both the helicopters and aircraft will be made available to the UN for a 12-month period.



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