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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

Does an ‘Interim Supply Ship’ solution for the Royal Canadian Navy suggest a more permanent gap-filling for the RCN’s AOR shortfall?

Originally Published on Canadian American Strategic Review October 2015 With the retirement of both of Canada’s auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships, HMCS Protecteur and HMCS Preserver, the Royal Canadian Navy is without at-sea supply ships of  its own. Canadian naval

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Posted in Arctic, Canadian American Strategic Review, Canadian Forces, CASR, Modest Proposal, NSPS, RCN

Canadian Coast Guard Helicopters – Converting available Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclones to enhance capabilities of new Polar Icebreaker

Originally published on Canadian American Strategic Review October 2014 When the new Polar class icebreaker,  CCGS John G. Diefenbaker, enters service early next decade the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) will be equipped with a state of the art platform for

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

Northern Growler: Super Hornet Alternatives to an Early F-35 Buy

Originally Published on Canadian American Strategic Review: April 2012 Update Nov 2012: Anticipating an upcoming KPMG review of F-35 costs (prompted by the Auditor-General ), PWGSC Minister, Rona Ambrose, announced that the National Fighter Procurement Secretariat will examine all fighter

Posted in Acquisitions, Canadian American Strategic Review, Canadian Forces, CASR, Modest Proposal, RCAF

Innovation and Canadian Naval Aviation

Originally published on Canadian American Strategic Review July 2015 The Royal Canadian Navy has a long history of  innovative naval aviation applications. This is a characteristic that has served Canada well for decades. And, as Canada finally enters the era

Posted in Canadian American Strategic Review, Canadian Forces, CASR, RCN

Persistence of  Vision  –  The Key to Asserting National Sovereignty

Originally Published on Canadian American Strategic Review March 2015 Surveillance of  Canadian territory in the High Arctic is problematic at the best of times. This is especially true of  the Northwest Passage. The various issues are well understood: lack of infrastructure

Posted in Canadian American Strategic Review, Canadian Forces, CASR, CDN POLI, Environment, Sovereignty
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