CASR ~ Canadian American Strategic Review


A Modest Proposal  – Alternatives to Conventional Procurement

New Page: (Oct 2014) IMH: Interim Maritime Helicopters for the Canadian Coast Guard?
Transferring available Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclones to enhance Polar Icebreaker's capabilities

New Page: (Aug 2014) Search then Rescue:  An Interim Solution for the FWSAR Project
The Rescue Component: The second element in our Interim Solution to the FWSAR Project

Past Page: (June 2014) Search then Rescue:  An Interim Solution for the FWSAR Project
A decade later and  FWSAR is still  just a conceptual  transport with a tacked-on EO turret.

Past Page: (March 2014) Turning Interim Maritime Helicopters into Commando Cyclones
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 twist
Jim Dorschner recommends a role combo to widen the Canadian Surface Combatant project.

CASR  In Detail  Security, Defence Issues & Procurement in Depth

New Page: (December 2014) Canadian Surface Combatant – Recapitalization of the RCN

Past Page: (August 2014) A Browse-by-Subject index to the decade-old FWSAR Project

Updated Page: (July 2014)  Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) Project Timeline

Updated Page: (Apr 2014)  Arctic SAR reality check: Cormorants and CC-177 airlifters

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

Editorials & Opinions  Commentary by CASR Staff & Guests

New Page: (Oct 2014) What's required for the CCG to protect BC's Coastal Environment?

New Page: (Sept 2014) Turning Russia's Loss into a Mistral Bounty for NATO & Canada
Updated  (Sept 2014) USNS Bridge & Rainier lease: JSS Project delays and delivery dates

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 Strategy

Past Page (May 2014) A new Canadian Defence Procurement  Special Operating Agency
Updated  (May 2014) Economic Sanctions, Procurement Opportunities, and the Mistrals
Updated  (May 2014) Reviewing LAV III rollovers: Are criticisms of  the LAV warranted?

Updated  (Apr 2014)  Coastwatch – What can Canada learn from Australia's experience?
Past Page (Apr 2014) Strategic Resources, Economic Sanctions & Military Preparedness

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

Aerospace Industry  Canadian Aircraft & the Aerospace Industry

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 Aircraft?

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

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

Background Bulletins  DND Projects and Military Technology

Updated Page: (Aug 2014) Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement Project

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: Transport Canada's National Aerial Surveillance Program




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

New 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 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 Page (Feb 2013) What Threat? DND Analysts Assesses Russia's Arctic Activities

   •  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)

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

Government Documents  Procurement Docs & News Releases

Updated: (Oct 2014)  Manned  Intelligence, Surveillance and  Reconnaissance Platforms?

New Page: (Oct 2014) Arctic Cooperation:  RCN meets Danish ice-resistant patrol vessel

New Page: (Sept 2014) Russia re-opens a Cold War-era base on their Northern Sea Route

New Page: (July 2014) Fixed-Wing Search & Rescue Aircraft Replacement LOI Revisions

Updated: (June 2014)  Field Aviation and Boeing's Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA)

Past Page: (Jan 2014) GoC to continue with CH-148 Cyclone Maritime Helicopter Project

Other Subject Areas –  Archived Sections from the CASR website

The CF in Afghanistan and DND 101 New Page: (Sept 2014) Lockheed CC-130H Hercules


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