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Canadian Maritime Aviation Capabilities

We know about naval ships, but what about Canada’s naval aviation capacity? What capabilities does Canada have, and what do they do? There are a variety of maritime aviation capabilities, and they undertake numerous operations ranging from search and rescue, to surveillance, to anti-submarine warfare.

The capabilities can be classified as either fixed-wing assets (airplanes) or rotary-wing assets (helicopters). In future, Canada and other states will make increasing use of unmanned aerial vessels; they are already being used for some tasks.

If you want to learn more about the Royal Canadian Navy’s maritime aviation missions and capabilities, you should read Briefing Note #21 published by the Naval Association of Canada – it’ll give you an overview. Find it at https://www.navalassoc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/BN21-maritime-air-capabilities-2.pdf

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