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Changing with the Times: The Evolution of Canada’s CP-140 Aurora

CNR, Vol. 11, No. 1 (2015) Abstract In October 2014, two of the RCAF’s recently modified Block 3 CP-140M Auroras deployed to the Middle East to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) over Iraq in support of Operation Impact. Within 30 hours of the aircraft arriving in theatre, the crews […]


No such thing as a bargain in defence procurement*

Canadians need to be clear-eyed that if we want to have a modern, rightly equipped, capable Canadian Armed Forces, our geostrategic position practically dictates that we pay more for equipment to meet our unique operational requirements. This is why purchasing “off-the-shelf” (OTS) military equipment is so problematic. OTS refers to […]


Logistics: Is it central or peripheral to operations?

The latest revelation in the F-35 saga came last week when Lee Berthiaume reported that the military would be unable to refuel the new fighter while in flight using existing equipment. More stunning yet was the finding in the KPMG report that the government and the military intend to “rely […]