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Background  ~  Previous Articles  ~  2008

The most recent CASR Background articles can be found listed in the BG  Index.


Background  —  Previous Articles  —  2008

Long Range Precision Rocket System project
DND's LRPRS project calls for seventeen new MRLS (or multiple rocket launcher systems) – launch & reload vehicles, missiles, associated equipment,  In-Service Support,  training,  etc.

Tactical Transport and Arctic Sovereignty
A little-known  part  of  CF  CC-115  Buffalo operations are  their annual supply runs to Arctic stations, filling a slot between small Twin Otters  and  larger  transport  aircraft.

CU-162  Vindicator  Drone / UAV  Trainer
The CU-162 Vindicator was designed as a target drone but also acts as familiarization trainers for Surveillance Acquisition Group to practice spotting/tracking techniques.

Tropco  Tank Transport Combo  (Leased)
Tropcos are the standard Dutch Army tank transporter. DND leased Tropcos for use in Afghanistan  to  move Leopard  tanks with armoured DAF trucks and Broshuis trailers.

Special Operations Vehicles (SOV SOIQ)
DND  has  issued a  Solicitation of  Interest and Qualifications for 100 new SOVs (80 SR Special Reconnaissance and  20  QR  Quick Reaction vehicles) for CSOR and JTF2. We summarize the  SOIQ  and  review  probable candidates. These are the Supacat Jackal MWMIK and Rheinmetall Wolf  LIV (SO).


Army Aviation  Comparion:  TF ODIN
The US Army has  taken  control of  its own aerial surveillance for detection of IEDs. Light  manned aircraft and UAVs carry  the exact  same suite of  sensors.


The Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship?
With the contract award for AOPS definition came an artist's concept of the Arctic patrol ship. What do the AOPS design changes tell us?


Potential Upgrades for Sea Kings
DND is discussing  life extensions for the CH-124 Sea King fleet. Are Carson Helicopter's all composite main rotor blades in the running ?


LAV-H & the Future of the LAV III Fleet
There are  rumblings  about  replacements or  rebuild/upgrades for  LAV IIIs. LAV-H could  be either. This LAV evolution from GDLS is better protected  and  can handle heavier operational weights thanks to increased power and a stronger suspension.


Global Express  as an Aurora Replacement?
Media reports have confused the Sentinel R1
or "ASTOR" with a proposed  maritime patrol variant of Bombardier's Global Express. This new page focuses exclusively on that variant.


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