Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 991

Use of Updated Practice Laser-Guided Munitions at 5 Wing Goose Bay

Proponent: Department of National Defence

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

  • The proponent proposes the use of updated practice laser guided munitions at the 5 Wing Practice Target Area (PTA) near Minipi Lake. An additional safety template (approximately 2000 square kilometres) is proposed beyond the existing PTA to provide for public safety in the case of a malfunction. Control of the site will be transferred to the Federal Government from the Province. The newer version of practice laser guided-bombs are more accurate, heavier and have larger wing surfaces. Because they are also launched from a higher altitude, they have the capability to glide considerably father than the current designs.
  • December 11, 2001 - The undertaking was registered.
  • March 06, 2002 - The Minister announced that the undertaking was released from environmental assessment.

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