CASR ~ Canadian American Strategic Review

Strategic Overviews  Canada's key strategic challenges in review

New Pages: (Jan 2014) CASR introduces a new section – Strategic Overviews.  Each article will take a concise look at threats to Canada's sovereignty and security in the 21st Century.

   •  Restore the funding for Canada's Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) teams?

   •  National Aerial  Surveillance Program – Transport Canada's NASP airborne patrol.

   •  Trilateral Treaty – Joint Jurisdiction over the North American side of  the Arctic?.

   •  Timeline: the Royal Canadian Air Force's Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Project
   •  Timeline: the Joint Uninhabited Surveillance and Target Acquisition System Project
   •  Timeline: Canadian Defence Procurement Agencies – From 1939 to the Present Day

Background Bulletins  DND Projects and Military Technology

New Page: (March 2014) The Domestic and Arctic Mobility Enhancement (DAME) Project

New Page: (March 2014)  Medium Marginal Terrain Vehicle replacement for Bv206 MOSV

Updated Page: (Jan 2014) Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone and the Maritime Helicopter Project

Revised Pages: (Dec 2013) Close Combat Vehicle Project overview and CCV Project pages

Past Pages: (Sept 2013) NASP: National Aerial  Surveillance Program (Aug) UTA Project, Canadian Multi-mission-Aircraft ProjectNaval Large Tug  (July) JUSTAS Project UAVs

   •  Browse-by-Subject index to CASR's Ships and Shipbuilding articles.

   •  Browse-by-Subject index to CASR's Close Combat Vehicle Project articles.

Arctic  Sovereignty  The Future of Canada's Claims in the Arctic

New Page (March 2014) Alaska supports plan to truck LNG from North Slope to Fairbanks
A case study in supplying liquefied natural gas in the Arctic.  By Bill White (edited excepts)

New Page (March 2014)  Inuvik – Small-scale LNG makes in-roads in Canada's far north
Edited excepts from an article by Bill White from the US  Office of  the Federal Coordinator.

Past Page (Aug 2013)  '2013 Northern Tour' – PM Stephen Harper heads to the Arctic
Past Page (April 2013)  Patrol Ship Procurement Approaches: A tale of  two Icebreakers
Past Pages (Feb 2013)  What Threat?  DND Analysts Assess Russia's Arctic Activities (Jan) Face off: Canada vs Russia, The other Arctic Passage: Russia's Northern Sea Route

   •  Browse-by-Subject index to CASR's Arctic Sovereignty articles.

Also see: Browse-by-Subject index to CASR's Canadian Coast Guard articles (as well as comparisons with other countries' assets and approaches to harbour and maritime security)

Government Documents  Procurement Docs & News Releases

New Pages: (Jan 2014) GoC to continue with CH-148 Cyclone Maritime Helicopter Project (Nov 2013) Field Aviation MSA, Dutch JSS (update) (Sept 2013) FWSAR draft RFP (Aug) CC-138 PT6A-27 R&O (July) Mine roller, 9m RHIB, Norwegian AOR (June) JSS Design

Past Pages: (April 2013) 7.62mm LMG, Leo 2 Gun Barrels  (Feb)  NSPS Non-Combat Ship, Canadian Surface Combatant  Project  (Jan) MSVS SMP  (Dec 2012) Miniature UAV LOI, Naval Large Tug  (Nov) CSC LOI  (Oct) CCG HFC R&D (Sep) Sight mount, CF-18 drogue.

Aerospace Industry  Canadian Aircraft & the Aerospace Industry

New Page: (February 2014) Bombardier Q100 / Dash 8-100s for Civilian Special Missions

New Page: (January 2014) Dash 8/Q Series  Special Missions Aircraft  –  Military Q 100s

Updated: (Nov 2013) Maritime Surveillance Aircraft: Boeing selects the Challenger 605
Recent: (July 2013)  Is there room for a Global Express Maritime Surveillance Aircraft?

   •  Browse-by-Subject index to CASR's Aerospace Industry articles.

   •  Overview of  Canadian Forces  UAVS – Trials, Leases, and Procurement.

Editorials & Opinions  Commentary by CASR Staff & Guests

Updated  (Apr 2014)  Coastwatch – What can Canada learn from Australia's experience?

New Page (Apr 2014) Strategic Resources, Economic Sanctions & Military Preparedness

New Page (Apr 2014)  Economic Sanctions, Procurement Opportunities, and the Mistrals

Past Page (Feb 2014)  Dignity and Respect  –  Finding a place for wounded CAF Members
Past Page (Feb 2014)  Special Agency ?  SAR volunteers save lives and serve our country

CASR  In Detail  Security, Defence Issues & Procurement in Depth

Updated Page: (Jan 2014)  Origins and development  of  the Maritime Helicopter Project

Updated Page: (Sept 2013)  Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) Project Timeline

Past Pages: (June)  Procurement Reform: Minister's Responsibility and Agency Timeline (Aug) Arctic SAR:  Resolute Bay crash and SAR basing  (June) SAR Treaty Implications, Politics & FWSAR (May) Arctic airlift reality check (Jul 2011) Greenland SAR helicopter (Jan 2010)  James Hasik:  US armour options after FCS and  The implications for industry

A Modest Proposal  – Alternatives to Conventional Procurement

New Page: (March 2014) Turning Interim Maritime Helicopters into Commando Cyclones
Jim Dorschner suggests turning IMH CH-148s into Special Operations Aviation helicopters.

New Page: (March 2014) Next Generation Multi-Role Destroyer ... with a Supply Ship twist
Jim Dorschner recommends a role combo to widen the Canadian Surface Combatant project.

Past Pages: (Aug 2013) Kick-Starting DND's New Canadian Ranger Rifle (NCRR) Project (Aug 2013) Arctic sovereignty SAR obligations: SAR/Salvage icebreaker instead of AOPS (Dec 2012) Rotary-wing CSAR/SOF capability, (April) F/A-18F Super Hornet & 'Northern Growler': Alternatives to the 'CF-35'? (June) Arctic SAR: Rotary-Wing SAR needs FOLs (April) Northern Sentinel: Battlefield Surveillance Aircraft/Sidekick: BACN comms node

Other Subject Areas –  Archived Sections from the CASR website

DND 101 (overview of Canadian Forces equipment) and Canadian Forces in Afghanistan.

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