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New Page: (April 2016) Canadian Intelligence, Surveillance,
and Reconnaissance option
Home-grown ISR Dash 8 conversions fitted with CP-140M Aurora's radar & E/O sensors.
New Page: (Mar 2016) Griffon grows up:
'Hot-and-high' helicopter capability for SOA?
Small numbers of UH-1Y Venoms specifically for 427 SOAS would benefit CANSOFCOM.
Past Page: (Nov 2015) Layered Approach to our Aerial SAR System – NASP Dash 8s
National Aerial Surveillance Program Dash 8 aircraft for maritime 'Search' duties.
Also See: (Aug 2014) Search then Rescue: FWSAR Project interim solution – Rescue
Also See: (June 2014) Search then Rescue: FWSAR Project interim solution – Search
Past Page: (Oct 2015) Floating an Idea – Mexeflote modular powered raft for Canada?
CASR reader recommends Mexeflotes for
amphibious operations and disaster relief.
Past Page: (Oct 2015) Interim Supply Ship: Permamant gap-filling for AOR shortfall?
Steve Daly suggests
alternative ownership for Davie's proposed cargo ship conversion.
Past Page: (Oct 2015) Next Generation Fighter: Canada-Denmark Typhoon joint buy?
proposes a joint Eurofighter acquisition as an alternative to an F-35 buy.
Past Page: (April 2015) Scout & SOF: Bring back the Light Observation Helicopter
Part 2 – Scouts:
Extending the current GoC order for Bell 429s to gain economy of scale.
Past Page: (Mar 2015) Twin Otters for Twin Otters: Buying new makes financial sense
If the CC-138 Life Extension is replaced by 'new-build' Twin Otters, fresh options emerge
Past Page: (Jan 2015) Buy militarized Bell 429 helicopters for use on the new AOPS?
Extending the current
Government of Canada Bell 429 order to gain economies of scale.
New Page: (April 2016) Intelligence,
Surveillance, & Reconnaissance: CP-140M Aurora
The upgraded and 're-lifed' CP-140M Aurora as the RCAF's "strategic surveillance asset".
New Page: (April 2016) Intelligence,
Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: the King Airs
Manned ISR on the small side: Leased King Airs, MAISR Project, and ex-USAF MC-12Ws.
New Page: (Mar 2016) GLLE: DND's CH-146 Griffon Limited Life Extension Project
Updated Page: (Mar 2016) Fixed-Wing Search & Rescue Aircraft Replacement Project
Updated Page: (Jan 2016) LAV UP –
the LAV III Upgrade Project (and Saudi exports)
Past Page: (Oct 2015) Davie's 'Project Resolve' – An interim AOR for Canada's Navy
Past Page: (Oct 2015) Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment: Supply ships and interim AORs
Past Page: (July 2015) New Canadian Ranger Rifle (NCRR) – the Sako Tikka T3 CTR
Past Page: (July 2015) New Canadian Ranger Rifle Project – Replacing the Lee-Enfield
Past Page: (June 2015) Manned Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance
Past Page: (March 2015) Re-Life: The RCAF CC-138 Twin Otter Life Extension Project
Past Page: (Feb 2015) DRDC's 'Smart Gun' & the Future Small Arm Research Project
Updated Page: (Mar 2015) Fixed-Wing Search and
Rescue (FWSAR) Project Timeline
Updated Page: (Mar 2016) A Browse-by-Subject index
to the decade-old FWSAR Project
New Page: (Feb 2016) Canadian Arms Exports and
Secrecy: Saudi LAV 6.0 variants
New Page: (Jan 2016) Canadian Arms Export
Implications: LAV 6.0s for Saudi Arabia
Past Page: (Oct 2015) Royal Canadian Navy's corvette heritage and the current realities
Past Page: (Sept 2015) Foreign Offshore Patrol Vessel Series: Comparisons & lessons
Past Page: (Sept 2015) Irish OPVs: Proven STX PV80 design updated as Babcock PV90
Past Page: (Sept 2015) New Zealand OPVs: Planning/procurement lesson for the RCN?
Past Page: (December 2014) Canadian Surface Combatant – Recapitalization of the RCN
Past Page: (Dec 2015) Spanish AOR supply ships leased for
RCN East Coast use in 2016
Past Page: (Sept 2015) Fleet Pacific MCDVs' part in the annual Arctic military exercise
Past Page: (July 2015) With a little help from our friends: Chile leases the RCN an AOR
Past Page: (July 2015) With a little help from our friends: Spain leases the RCN an AOR
Past Page: (June 2015) The new Independent Review Panel for Defence Acquisition TOR
Past Page: (May 2015) BC Government funds CAN TF1 Heavy Urban Search & Rescue
Past Page: (May 2015) Easier said than done? Trying to help Nepal after the earthquake
Past Page: (April 2015) Delivery of Denmark's 3rd Knud Rasmussen class Arctic OPV
Past Page: (Mar 2015) The 13-year-old FWSAR Project: Another Request for Proposals
Past Page: (Feb 2015) Cargo Hook & Onboard Weighing Systems for the CCG Bell 429
Past Page: (Dec 2015) Rethinking
National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy: RCN
Past Page: (Nov 2015) NASP: Expanding the National Aerial Surveillance Program fleet
Also See: (July 2014) Cost-Effective Specialization – A two-type fleet for FWSAR
Past Page: (Oct 2015) Government responsibility & rebuilding the Royal Canadian Navy
Past Page: (Sept 2015) Rebuilding the
Royal Canadian Navy – Start with Corvettes
Past Page: (Aug 2015) Australia to fill the 'gaps' with OPVs the RAND report
Past Page: (July 2015) New Cyclone role to keep up Canadian
Naval Aviation tradition?
Past Page: (Apr 2015) AOPS & the Danes' semi-completed Knud Rasmussen
Past Page: (March 2015) Twin Options for Twin Otters: Simple Solutions are
Past Page: (March 2015) Veteran's suggested changes to VAC Policies and Procedures
Past Page: (Feb 2015) Wounded but undefeated – Continuing service for Veterans
Past Page: (Oct 2014) CCG requirements for protecting BC's Coastal Environment?
Past Page: (Sept 2014) Turning Russia's loss into a Mistral bounty for NATO & Canada
Past Page: (Aug 2015) Ex-military transports into waterbombers fill an air tanker gap
Past Page: (July 2015) Fighting forest fires from the air: Size matters for
Past Page: (June 2015) Global 6000 platform for Lockheed Martin/Raytheon JSTARS
Past Page: (Feb 2015) Global Special Mission Aircraft variants: Recce, MPA & SigInt
Updated Page: (July 2014) Index: Bombardier Dash 8/Q series special missions aircraft
Updated: (Nov 2013) Maritime Surveillance Aircraft: Boeing selects Challenger 605
Past Page: (July 2013) Any room for Global Express Maritime Surveillance
Browse-by-Subject index to CASR's Aerospace Industry
Past Page (June 2015) Russian UAVs: Intro to the Russian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Introduction page to Russian drone programs which will also act as Russian UAV index.
Past Page (June 2015) Russian UAVs: The strategic reconnaissance UAVs and UCAVs
Soviet scale gives way to more realistic Russian strategic recce/combat drone programs.
Past Page (March 2015) Persistence of Vision: Key to asserting National Sovereignty
Steve Daly identifies chokepoints along the Northwest Passage and suggests 'tripwires'
Past Page (Sept 2014) DRDC researchers prepare for future Arctic Operations
Canada's DRDC test rotary-wing UAV and UGVs in Joint Arctic Experiment 2014 trials.
Past Page (March 2014) Alaska's plan to truck LNG from its North Slope to Fairbanks
A case study in supplying liquefied natural gas in the Arctic. By Bill White (excerpted)
Past Page (March 2014) Inuvik: Small-scale LNG makes in-roads in Canada's far north
Excerpts from an article by Bill White from the US Office of the Federal Coordinator.
Browse-by-Subject index to CASR's Arctic Sovereignty articles.
New Page: (April 2015) Curtailing Chaos –
21st Century International Peacekeeping
Niche capabilities Canada could contribute to international peacekeeping in the near future.
Past Page: (May 2015) Disaster Response – Public Safety Canada's
Harper's funding cuts turned 'nation-wide' HUSAR teams into a provincial responsibility.
Past Pages: (Jan 2014) CASR
introduces a new section, Strategic Overviews.
Each article will take a concise look at Canada's sovereignty and security threats in the 21st Century.
Restore the funding for Canada's
Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) teams?
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
Joint Uninhabited Surveillance and Target Acquisition System Project
Canadian Defence Procurement Agencies – From 1939 to the Present Day
Other Subject Areas – Archived Sections from the CASR website
New Page: (Feb 2016) Bell CH-146 Griffon, Past Pages
CF in Afghanistan
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