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‘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

Why am I Frustrated?

Why am I frustrated, why am I seriously considering giving up on Defence Issues in Canada? We are being sold a bill of goods on defence issues, and there is no push back from those with the voice to challenge

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

An Ocean of Opportunity?

Should Canada Acquire HMS Ocean?

Posted in Canadian Army, Canadian Forces, CDN POLI, RCAF, RCN, World Affairs

A Bare Cupboard

HMCS Preserver

We read the stories in the news all the time, an economic downturn forces more folks to use food banks even as the economy causes donations to dry up. Images of shelves, picked bare by those simply trying to survive,

Posted in Canadian Army, Canadian Forces, CDN POLI, NSPS, RCAF, RCN, World Affairs

Universality of Care

Of all the various injuries or conditions that a Canadian Forces member might suffer as a result of their service, it is the chronic conditions that are most difficult to directly attribute to military service. A former member suffers from

Posted in Canadian Army, Canadian Forces, CDN POLI, RCAF, RCN, Reserves, Veterans

Election 42, what I’ve learned.

As we coming to Election Day I reflect on what I’ve learned during the campaign. There has been no shortage of rhetoric, no shortage of messages of “hope” or “despair” or “fear”. No shortages really of any message concerning any

Posted in Canadian Army, Canadian Forces, CDN POLI, NSPS, RCAF, RCN, Veterans, World Affairs

Supporting our military, timing is everything.

When we heard military housing was dilapidated and much had been condemned, we were outraged and demanded something “be done.” When we heard some military members were forced onto social assistance because of low wages, we were outraged and demanded

Posted in Canadian Army, Canadian Forces, CDN POLI, RCAF, RCN, Veterans
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