Articles of Interest

 

407 Sqn CP-140M Wins US Navy Sea Dragon Competition

The CP-140M is the final version of the Aurora Incremental Modernization Program (AIMP) in which some components of the airframe were replaced and the original electronics were updated with state-of-the-art avionics and sensors. The Aurora first entered service with...

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Maritime Aircraft Retire To National Museums

Maritime Aircraft Retire To National Museums

On 28 September 2019, the National Air Force Museum of Canada, located at 8 Wing Trenton, ON inducted two maritime aircraft into the museum's air park. Earlier in the year a crew from MH 443 at Pat Bay, BC delivered Sea King 12405 to the museum. Sea King 12405 was the...

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First CH-148 Cyclone Deployment

First CH-148 Cyclone Deployment

CH-148 Cyclone In Flight First Cyclone deployment “outstanding” - from the Royal Canadian Air Force During Operation Reassurance, HMCS Ville de Québec’s CH-148 Cyclone helicopter flew 170 missions including surveillance and maritime security patrols,...

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12 Wing Shearwater

12 Wing Shearwater

 100 Years of Maritime Air Operations Birthplace of Maritime Patrol In Canada             Founded in 1918, 12 Wing Shearwater will celebrated its 100thanniversary in 2018. 12 Wing Shearwater is one of...

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New AESOP Training Device

New AESOP Training Device

By Officer Cadet Kylie Penney In January 2018, a group of airborne electronic sensor operator (AES Op) students at 402 “City of Winnipeg” Squadron, located at 17 Wing Winnipeg, will be the first course to graduate with the benefit of using the newly installed...

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Last Aurora Home From Iraq

Last Aurora Home From Iraq

Families and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) leaders welcomed the return of the final CP-140 Aurora aircraft and its aircrew from the Middle East on Saturday, December 16, 2017. News Article / December 18, 2017 Royal Canadian Air Force Members of the Royal Canadian Air...

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Operation Renaissance Irma, A Relief Mission in the Caribbean

Operation Renaissance Irma, A Relief Mission in the Caribbean

A CH-124 Sea King helicopter air lifts one of several crates filled with clean water to the island of Dominica during Operation RENAISSANCE IRMA, a relief mission in the Caribbean following the destruction of Hurricane Maria, on September 27, 2017. First tasked to...

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Preserve Canada’s Strategic Surveillance Capability

Preserve Canada’s Strategic Surveillance Capability

(This is an executive summary of the complete study paper submitted on behalf of MAVA to the government's recent "Defence Plan Review". The full study is attached here.) Background Canada’s geography has insulated our nation from conflicts on our soil; however, our...

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415 Squadron crew wins Arctic Maritime Patrol Challenge

415 Squadron crew wins Arctic Maritime Patrol Challenge

A 415 (Long Range Patrol Force Development) Squadron crew from 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, deployed to Andoya, Norway, from June 19 to 25 to participate in a Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) Symposium hosted by 333 Squadron, Royal Norwegian Air Force, as part of its...

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