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F-35: Designed to handle all roles
Jan03

F-35: Designed to handle all roles

The Pierre Sprey’s argue that old school, lower tech aircrafts like the F-15 and F-16 are better choices and more than capable of handling evolving threats coming out of Russia and China. They also argue that mere modifications to the systems of each platform will suffice and that the battlefield isn’t changing in the way that most fighter pilots...

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Droning on
Mar28

Droning on

If there is one thing this writer feels quite confident about, it is the fact that drones will be crucial to the future of Canada’s air force. This also doesn’t have to be a wall of expense with more risk than reward. If our current government plays its cards right, it can replace the RCAF’s ageing CF-188’s, create new...

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Bombardier CS300: A truly Canadian alternative
Jan26

Bombardier CS300: A truly Canadian alternative

Some four years ago, lack of funding blocked  the Canadian air force’s proposal to purchase replacements for its fleet of 30-year-old Aurora CP-140 maritime surveillance aircraft. Instead, a plan was set to upgrade 14 Auroras and have them on the flight line by 2020 and to keep them in the air until replacements are acquired sometime around 2030. But what...

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The US is using tech that could secure Canada’s Arctic
Oct26

The US is using tech that could secure Canada’s Arctic

One of the cornerstones of the United States’ future systems is its cooperative engagement capabilities. This is a concept that Canada could no doubt benefit from as well. The whole point is to create a fully interconnected system that shares and updates information in real-time to forces on the ground, on the water and in the air. The Naval...

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Rising Dragon: China’s fighters pose a threat
Oct15

Rising Dragon: China’s fighters pose a threat

Once labelled “the Sleeping Giant”, China has woken up and pushed the fast-forward button on developing its air capability. While the talk of stealth fighters in North America revolves solely around a single, controversial aircraft, China is currently in the midst of constructing two: the Chengdu J-20 and the Shenyang J-31.The J-20 is supposedly slated to enter service in...

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