Canadian Treaty Series
E101026 - CTS 1961 No. 14
EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CONCERNING THE ADDITION OF CAPE DYER TO THE ANNEX TO THE AGREEMENT OF MAY 1, 1959 RELATING TO SHORT-RANGE TACTICAL AIR NAVIGATION FACILITIES IN CANADA
The Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the United States Embassy in Canada to the Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs
THE FOREIGN SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the United States of America presents his compliments to the Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs and has the honor to refer to the Ambassador’s Note No. 259 of May 1, 1959, which contained as an Annex the conditions which the Governments of the United States and Canada agreed to for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) Facilities in Canada.
In order to provide azimuth and distance information to aircraft traversing the DEWLINE, the United States hopes to install TACAN facilities at an additional site in Canada, specifically Cape Dyer, which is a DEWLINE station. It would be necessary to assign a United States Air Force TACAN maintenance technician to Cape Dyer.
This facility would serve as both a terminal and an en route aid and would help considerably in solving aircraft identification problems. It is understood that this facility would not conflict with the Canadian TACAN program but rather would complement it. It is also understood that the United States Air Force’s Central Coordinating Staff, Ottawa, has informally discussed this facility with officers of the Royal Canadian Air Force, who have concurred that a service need for it exists.
The Chargé d’Affaires ad interim hopes that the Government of Canada can approve the addition of this site to the list of agreed sites set forth in paragraph 6(a) of the Annex to the Ambassador’s Note No. 259. The United States Air Force would expect to operate and support United States Air Force equipment at the Cape Dyer installation until such time as Canada might assume operating responsibility pursuant to paragraph 6 (d) of the Annex.
Should the Government of Canada agree to the installation of this additional TACAN facility, the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim proposes that its establishment, operation and maintenance be subject to the conditions set out in the Annex to the Ambassador’s Note No. 259 of May 1, 1959. The Chargé d’Affaires ad interim also proposes that this Note and the Acting Secretary’s reply constitute an Agreement effective from the date of reply.
Willis C. Armstrong
Embassy of the United States of America
September 19, 1961
The Secretary of State for External Affairs to the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the United States Embassy in Canada
DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
The Secretary of State for External Affairs presents his compliments to the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the United States of America and has the honour to refer to his Note No. 74 of September 19 in which the approval of the Canadian Government is sought for the installation of a TACAN facility at Cape Dyer.
The Secretary of State for External Affairs is pleased to inform the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. that the Canadian Government is agreeable to the installation of this additional TACAN facility in accordance with the terms of his Note.
The Secretary of State for External Affairs further concurs in the proposal that the Note of the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. and this reply shall constitute an agreement between our two governments on this matter effective this date.
H. C. Green
OTTAWA, September 23, 1961