That sinking, slinking feeling

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has in its possession a report which details delays in Canada’s shipbuilding program. We know the information contained in that report can’t be good, if it was good news the government would be

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Posted in Acquisitions, Canadian Forces, CDN POLI, NSPS, RCN

Procurement Politics

Observers of Canada’s tortuous military procurement system have long since come to the conclusion that there are major problems. We have lost far too much procurement expertise and that lack of skilled procurement professionals is hampering our ability to acquire

Posted in Acquisitions, Canadian Forces, CDN POLI, RCAF, RCN

New Photo Gallery!

I’ve added a Photo Gallery page in order to post some of the more interesting pictures I’ve taken. Hope you enjoy!

Posted in Canadian Forces

I Miss

I miss the cold, blustery day. I miss a dress uniform, in perfect order. I miss white nylon gloves, and freezing fingers. I miss the the fear I would fumble the rifle at the “Present Arms!” I miss the pain

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Posted in Canadian Forces

Argus II?

Proposal to use Canadian designed aircraft for Canadian needs.

Posted in Acquisitions, Allies, Canadian American Strategic Review, Canadian Forces, Canadian Industry, Modest Proposal, RCAF, RCN, Sovereignty

Chops for AOPS – Providing the Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) with an ‘organic air capability’

Ed: Originally Published on the Canadian American Strategic Review. Worth re-upping here as the Royal Canadian Navy will soon see it’s first AOPV, and they still have no helicopter for organic operations. See Part Two: ‘Loach’ Scout & SOF –

Posted in Arctic, Canadian American Strategic Review, Canadian Forces, CASR, RCAF, RCN, Sovereignty

‘Loach’ Scout & SOF: Bringing back the Light Observation Helicopter and introducing a ‘Little Bird’ for Special Forces

See Part One: Chops for AOPS – Providing the Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) with an ‘organic air capability’ Note: Originally published on CASR, it is re-upped here as the companion to the Bell 429 Light Maritime Helicopter article. Canada’s 1992

Posted in Canadian American Strategic Review, Canadian Army, Canadian Forces, Canadian Industry, CASR, RCAF

Shoring up SHORAD

Canada/US cooperation on SHORAD systems? Possibilities arise.

Posted in Allies, Canadian Army, Canadian Forces

Twin Option for the Twin Otters: Simple Solutions are often the Best

Converting NAPS to Acquisitions … or, DND attitudes towards Canadian Aircraft Makers The National Aircraft Procurement System (NAPS) does not exist – but an outside observer could be forgiven for thinking that there was a real ‘NAPS’. For those making

Posted in Acquisitions, Arctic, Canadian Forces, Canadian Industry, Modest Proposal, RCAF, Reserves, Sovereignty

Twin Otters for Twin Otters – Buying ‘New’ makes financial sense … so does adding similar Guardian 400 surveillance aircraft to the mix

Ed: In my previous Op/Ed article, Twin Options for the Twin Otters – Simple Solutions are often the Best, I noted that the cost of buying brand-new Series 400 Twin Otters from Victoria’s Viking Air is only a tad more

Posted in Acquisitions, Arctic, Canadian Forces, Canadian Industry, Modest Proposal, RCAF, Sovereignty
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CASR has announced that it will cease operations on 31/December/2016.

I have grateful to have been given the opportunity to write for them, and to repost my material on Defence Muse.

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