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Argus II?

Proposal to use Canadian designed aircraft for Canadian needs.

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

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

FWSAR and Innovation

Canada has finally reached a decision on a new Fixed Wing Search And Rescue aircraft, choosing the EADS/CASA C295 airframe as the winner of the competition, and the contract. 16 aircraft will be acquired to replace the CC-115 Buffalo and

Posted in Canadian Forces, Canadian Industry, CDN POLI, RCAF
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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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