Armed drones are the future, but discussion needed on how we use them, Trudeau says

Armed drones are the way of the future for Canada’s military, but conversations about how they are used need to be had before they are deployed on the battlefield, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau said at a news conference in Quebec Thursday that his government has discussed using remotely piloted vehicles of many different types.

“We know that’s going to be part of the defence mix moving forward for most countries, if not all countries,” Trudeau said when asked about armed drones being added to the Canadian Forces arsenal.

“However, whenever we take the decisions to use them in new or different ways there will be fulsome discussions about that.”

At the same time, the country’s military commander moved to dispel what he described as the “Hollywood movie”

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