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The Canadian military is training in British Columbia as part of a $1.6 billion, five-year project that has been hailed as a success by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The military is using Canadian-made weapons in what it calls the “largest defence collaboration in Canadian history.”
The project was announced in October and was officially unveiled Friday in a ceremony in Edmonton.
It’s the first time the two militaries have worked together in Canada.
The Canadian Forces has more than 2,000 military personnel in the province and Canada’s National Defence, which is responsible for the Canadian Forces, has more forces in the region than the U.S. and U.K.
Canada is also working with the Canadian Coast Guard to build a $4.2-billion vessel, which will be able to respond to disasters in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
The project has already paid off, with the military said to be spending nearly $4 billion on the new vessel and training the Canadian personnel who are now working on it.
The new ship is expected to begin operational service in 2020.