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March 15, 1985

Canada and the United States plan to install a new North American radar system to detect Soviet missile or bomber attacks over the Arctic Circle, the Canadian Defense Ministry announced. The $1.2-billion North Warning System, expected to be operational by the early 1990s, will replace the Distant Early Warning (DEW) system first set up in the 1950s. The agreement will be formally signed Monday in Quebec City when Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and President Reagan end a two-day meeting. Under the pact, the two countries will jointly finance a chain of 52 radar stations.

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