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Canada to withdraw fighter jets bombing IS targets

Canada to withdraw fighter jets bombing IS targets | Military Canada | Scoop.it
Canada’s newly-elected prime minister has renewed his pledge to withdraw Canadian CF-18s from the coalition bombing mission in Iraq and Syria. Justin Trudeau said he would instead focus on providing troops to train Iraqi soldiers.
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"Canada’s newly-elected prime minister has renewed his pledge to withdraw Canadian CF-18s from the coalition bombing mission in Iraq and Syria. Justin Trudeau said he would instead focus on providing troops to train Iraqi soldiers."

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Sikorsky Delivers Six CH-148 Cyclone Helicopters to Canada

Sikorsky Delivers Six CH-148 Cyclone Helicopters to Canada | Military Canada | Scoop.it
SHEARWATER, Nova Scotia, June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today delivered six CH-148...
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Tories try to kickstart stalled military equipment projects

Tories try to kickstart stalled military equipment projects | Military Canada | Scoop.it
The Conservatives are looking at pushing through a number of military equipment projects in the next few months as they try to defuse criticism that the government has bungled purchasing gear for t...
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CAF Releases Action Plan to Address Sexual Misconduct - News - Canadian Defence Review

CAF Releases Action Plan to Address Sexual Misconduct - News - Canadian Defence Review | Military Canada | Scoop.it
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Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) | The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries congratulates the Government of Canada on Budget 2015

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Defense and Security's perspective vs the budget.  All positive within the circonstances.

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Jonathan Vance to be named Chief of Defence Staff

Jonathan Vance to be named Chief of Defence Staff | Military Canada | Scoop.it
Canada's next Chief of the Defence Staff will be former Kandahar operation commander Lt.-Gen. Jonathan Vance, CTV News has learned.
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Petrolekas & Perry: The Canadian Forces' good (and bad and ugly) year ahead

Petrolekas & Perry: The Canadian Forces' good (and bad and ugly) year ahead | Military Canada | Scoop.it
Billions of dollars intended to purchase military equipment have gone unspent just as major assets needed to be replaced.
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Canadian Forces unaffordable in its current form, says Parliamentary Budget Office

Canadian Forces unaffordable in its current form, says Parliamentary Budget Office | Military Canada | Scoop.it
The Harper government has built a military that it cannot afford and will be forced to make tough choices about in the future, writes Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press. Brewster is citing a new...
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Le commandant de l’Aviation Yvan Blondin prend sa retraite, tandis que d’autres officiers sont promus | 45eNord.ca – Actualités militaires, défense, technologie, armée, marine, aviation

Le commandant de l’Aviation Yvan Blondin prend sa retraite, tandis que d’autres officiers sont promus | 45eNord.ca – Actualités militaires, défense, technologie, armée, marine, aviation | Military Canada | Scoop.it
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Hausse des suicides dans les Forces en 2014, le brigadier-général Bernier n’est pas surpris | 45eNord.ca – Actualités militaires, défense, technologie, armée, marine, aviation

Hausse des suicides dans les Forces en 2014, le brigadier-général Bernier n’est pas surpris | 45eNord.ca – Actualités militaires, défense, technologie, armée, marine, aviation | Military Canada | Scoop.it
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Article intéressant et content de voir que nous organisons des sessions de ce genre pour sensibiliser le leadership

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Canadians closer to combat in Iraq than U.S. troops

Canadians closer to combat in Iraq than U.S. troops | Military Canada | Scoop.it
The American advise-and-assist mission in Iraq may be more cautious compared to the A Canadian general revealed Monday that his special forces in
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New fighter jet options mean Ottawa could avoid buying F-35s

New fighter jet options mean Ottawa could avoid buying F-35s | Military Canada | Scoop.it
The federal government, which backed off $45-billion plans to buy the controversial F-35 Lightning in 2012, had ordered a reassessment of what Canada needs in a fighter
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From this article: (1) No decision before 2015 election; (2) also, F-18 modernization to bring them up to 2025.

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Canadian Army tests new generation Excalibur artillery shell

Canadian Army tests new generation Excalibur artillery shell | Military Canada | Scoop.it
The Canadian Army has tested the newest generation of Raytheon’s Excalibur artillery shell. Excalibur is a GPS-guided 155mm shell. The Canadian Army had earlier acquired small stocks of Excalibur s...
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66% accuracy?!

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Canadian F-35 exit could signal wider air force review

Canadian F-35 exit could signal wider air force review | Military Canada | Scoop.it
Canada’s change of government this week, after a decade of conservative rule, could see Ottawa swiftly exit the multinational F-35 programme and instead pursue a fighter competition, which defence analysts suggest could favour the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet or F-15SE, or Dassault's Rafale.
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"Withdrawing from the F-35 programme is the first step in what some say will be a wider rationalisation and recalibration of military spending, similar to the UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review of 2010."

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How to survive on the edge: Life at Canadian Forces Station Alert

How to survive on the edge: Life at Canadian Forces Station Alert | Military Canada | Scoop.it
In this inhospitable location, a huge effort goes into averting disaster and making an extreme life feel normal
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La libération des Pays-Bas

La libération des Pays-Bas | Military Canada | Scoop.it
Les événements du passé influent directement sur le monde tel que nous le connaissons aujourd’hui. La cordiale relation qui existe entre le Canada et les Pays-Bas remonte aux jours difficiles de la fin de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, au moment où le Canada a joué un rôle clé dans la libération de la population néerlandaise.L’Europe occupée
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Canada can hold its own on Arctic defence, Fantino says

Canada can hold its own on Arctic defence, Fantino says | Military Canada | Scoop.it
Associate defence minister Julian Fantino says he’s confident Canada can hold its own when it comes to defending the Arctic in the face of any threats from Russia.
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David Pugliese: Gen. Tom Lawson tries to dig Jason Kenney out of a bomb crater of his own making

David Pugliese: Gen. Tom Lawson tries to dig Jason Kenney out of a bomb crater of his own making | Military Canada | Scoop.it
Kenney’s claim about Syria, which he also repeated on two other occasions on TV programs, was pretty sweeping. It was also completely false
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Editorials: What’s ahead for Canadian forces in Syria as ‘mission creep’ becomes a reality?

Editorials: What’s ahead for Canadian forces in Syria as ‘mission creep’  becomes a reality? | Military Canada | Scoop.it
When the Conservative government committed last year to sending Canadian troops to combat ISIL in Iraq, there was a clear strategy and goal in mind. Our air and special forces were to “significantly degrade” the death cult’s capabilities, “specifically its ability to either engage in military movements of scale or to operate bases in the open,” which would, it was hoped, allow ground forces — largely Iraqi troops and Kurdish peshmerga fighters — to recap
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Des militaires exposés à la violence dans leur enfance

Des militaires exposés à la violence dans leur enfance | Military Canada | Scoop.it
Les soldats canadiens sont plus susceptibles que leurs concitoyens civils d'avoir été victimes de...
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Cyclone helicopters delivered to the RCAF?

Cyclone helicopters delivered to the RCAF? | Military Canada | Scoop.it
By David Pugliese Defence Watch  I had a Defence Watch reader inform me that four Cyclone maritime helicopters had been delivered to the RCAF at 12 Wing Shearwater. Phone calls were made to NDHQ bu...
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Byers & Franks: Canada doesn't need Arctic drones

Byers & Franks: Canada doesn't need Arctic drones | Military Canada | Scoop.it
The Air Force should be honest about why it really wants unmanned vehicles: Combat operations overseas
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Canada buys additional massive military cargo jet as C-17 production wraps up

Canada buys additional massive military cargo jet as C-17 production wraps up | Military Canada | Scoop.it
Defence Minister Rob Nicholson has formally announced that the air force will get a fifth C-17 Globemaster heavy-lift transport plane.
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5th aircraft :As the briefings pointed out, the cost is already found within the budget of the existing program. Defence officials under-spent the initial C-17 purchase by over $400 million.

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In Canada, Some Rangers Stay at Their Posts a Long, Long Time

In Canada, Some Rangers Stay at Their Posts a Long, Long Time | Military Canada | Scoop.it
An army reserve unit with no mandatory retirement age, the Rangers mix older members—some in their 70’s and even 90’s—with younger ones.
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Very interesting article on our valuable Rangers!

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