CASR ~ Canadian American Strategic Review
New Page: (Nov 2015) NASP: Expanding the National Aerial Surveillance Program fleet
New Page: (Oct 2015) Government responsibility and rebuilding the Royal Canadian Navy
New Page: (Sept 2015) Rebuilding the Royal Canadian Navy –
Let's start with Corvettes
New Page: (Aug 2015) Australia fills 'gap' with OPVs as recommended by RAND report
Past Page: (July 2015) A new Cyclone role to continue Canadian
Naval Aviation tradition?
Past Page: (Apr 2015) AOPS and the Danes' semi-completed Knud Rasmussen
Past Page: (March 2015) Twin Options for Twin Otters – Simple Solutions are
Past Page: (March 2015) A Veteran's suggested changes to VAC Policies and Procedures
Past Page: (Feb 2015) Wounded but undefeated: Continuing service for wounded warriors
Past Page: (Oct 2014) What's required for the CCG to protect BC's Coastal
Past Page: (Sept 2014) Turning Russia's Loss into a Mistral Bounty for NATO &
Past Page: (July 2014) Two Fleets for FWSAR: Specialization can be more Cost-Effective
Past Page: (July 2014) Bailing out Canada's National Shipbuilding Procurement
New Page: (Nov 2015) Layered Approach to Canada's Aerial SAR System: NASP Dash 8s
National Aerial Surveillance Program Dash 8 aircraft for maritime 'Search' duties.
New Page: (Oct 2015) Floating an Idea – the Mexeflote modular powered raft for Canada?
CASR reader recommends Mexeflote rafts for
amphibious operations and disaster relief.
New Page: (Oct 2015) Interim Supply Ship: A permamant gap-filling for AOR shortfall?
Steve Daly suggests
alternative ownership for Davie's proposed cargo ship conversion.
New Page: (Oct 2015) Next Generation Fighter: Canada-Denmark Eurofighter joint buy?
proposes a joint Typhoon acquisition as an alternative to the F-35 program.
Past Page: (April 2015) Scout & SOF – Bringing back the Light Observation
Part Two – 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 were 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 order for Bell 429s to gain economy of scale
Past Page: (Oct 2014) IMH: Interim Maritime Helicopters for the Canadian Coast
Transferring available Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclones to enhance Polar Icebreaker's capabilities
Past Page: (Aug 2014) Search then Rescue: FWSAR Project
Interim Solution – Rescue
Past Page: (June 2014) Search then Rescue: FWSAR Project
Interim Solution – Search
Past Page: (March 2014) Turning Interim Maritime Helicopters into
Jim Dorschner suggests turning IMH CH-148s into Special Operations Aviation helicopters.
Past Page: (March 2014) Next Generation Multi-Role Destroyer ... with a supply ship
Jim Dorschner recommends a role combo to widen the Canadian Surface Combatant project.
New Page: (Oct 2015) Royal Canadian Navy's corvette heritage and the current realities
New Page: (Sept 2015) Series - Foreign Offshore Patrol Vessels: Comparisons &
New Page: (Sept 2015) Irish OPVs: Proven STX PV80 design updated as Babcock's PV90
New Page: (Sept 2015) New Zealand OPVs: Planning/Procurement lessons for the
Updated Page: (May 2015) Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) Project
Past Page: (December 2014) Canadian Surface Combatant – Recapitalization of the RCN
Past Page: (August 2014) A Browse-by-Subject index to the decade-old FWSAR
Updated Page: (Apr 2014) Arctic SAR reality check: Cormorants and CC-177
Updated Page: (Jan 2014) Origins and development of the
Maritime Helicopter Project
New Page: (Sept 2015) Fleet Pacific MCDVs took part in annual
Arctic military exercise
New Page: (July 2015) With a little help from our friends –
Chile leases the RCN an AOR
New Page: (July 2015) With a little help from our friends –
Spain leases the RCN an AOR
New Page: (June 2015) The new Independent Review Panel for Defence Acquisition
Past Page: (May 2015) BC Government funding CAN TF1 Heavy Urban Search & Rescue
Past Page: (May 2015) Easier said than done? Trying to help Nepal after the
Past Page: (April 2015) Delivery of Denmark's third Knud Rasmussen class
Past Page: (Mar 2015) Another Request for Proposals for a 13-year-old
Past Page: (Feb 2015) Cargo Hook and Onboard Weighing Systems for the CCG
Past Page: (Oct 2014) Arctic Cooperation: RCN meets Danish ice-resistant patrol vessel
Past Page: (Sept 2014) Russia re-opens a Cold War-era base on their
Northern Sea Route
Past Page: (July 2014) Fixed-Wing Search & Rescue Aircraft Replacement LOI
New Page: (Aug 2015) Ex-military transports into waterbombers to fill the air tanker gap
New Page: (July 2015) Fighting forest fires from the air: Size matters for
New Page: (June 2015) Global 6000 base for Lockheed Martin/Raytheon USAF JSTARS
Past Page: (Feb 2015) Bombardier Global Special Mission Aircraft: Recce, MPA, SigInt
Updated Page: (July 2014) Index: Bombardier Dash 8/Q Series
Special Missions aircraft
Updated: (Nov 2013) Maritime Surveillance Aircraft: Boeing selects the Challenger 605
Past Page: (July 2013) Is there room for Global Express Maritime Surveillance
Browse-by-Subject index to CASR's Aerospace Industry articles.
New Page: (Oct 2015) Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment: Supply ships and interim AORs
New Page: (July 2015) New Canadian Ranger Rifle (NCRR) – the
Sako Tikka T3 CTR
New Page: (July 2015) New Canadian Ranger Rifle Project – Replacing the Lee-Enfields
Past Page: (June 2015) Manned Airborne
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Past Page: (March 2015) Re-Life: The RCAF CC-138 Twin Otter Life Extension
Updated Page: (Mar 2014) Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement Project
Past Page: (Feb 2015) DRDC's 'Smart Gun' and the Future Small Arm Research
Past Page: (March 2014) The Domestic and Arctic Mobility Enhancement (DAME)
Past Page: (March 2014) Medium Marginal Terrain Vehicle replacement
for Bv206 MOSV
Updated Page: (Jan 2014) Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone and the Maritime Helicopter
New Page (June 2015) Russian UAVs: Introduction to Russian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Introduction page to Russian drone programs which will also act as a Russian UAV index.
New Page (June 2015) Russian UAVs: Russia's strategic reconnaissance UAVs & UCAVs
Soviet scale gives way to more realistic Russian strategic recce and combat drone programs.
Past Page (March 2015) Persistence of Vision: The key to asserting National Sovereignty
Steve Daly identifies the chokepoints along the Northwest Passage and suggests 'tripwires'
Past Page (Sept 2014) Canada's DRDC Researchers prepare for Future Arctic Operations
Military Researchers test rotary-wing UAV and UGVs in Joint Arctic Experiment 2014 Trials.
Past 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)
Past Page (March 2014) Inuvik – Small-scale LNG makes in-roads in Canada's
Edited excepts from an article by Bill White from the US Office of the Federal Coordinator.
Browse-by-Subject index to CASR's Arctic Sovereignty articles.
Past Page: (May 2015) Disaster Response – Public Safety Canada's
How Tory 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 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
Trilateral Treaty – Joint Jurisdiction over the North American side of the
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
Other Subject Areas – Archived Sections from the CASR website
New Page: (Sept 2014) Lockheed CC-130H Hercules and
The CF in Afghanistan
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