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Within two weeks, Canada’s CF-18 fighter jets will be back on home soil, after spending more than a year hitting the Islamic State throughout Iraq and Syria as part of an international coalition.
American Reaper and Predator drones have dropped Hellfire missiles on terrorist targets all over the world for years, but Canada has kept its distance from the cutting-edge weapons — until recently.
“In this particular instance, the aircrew mistakenly selected the wrong transponder mode,” a spokesman for the Canadian military told VICE News.
The national broadcaster's news magazine show, the fifth estate, released the allegation today, touting information obtained from an internal Pentagon report.