The Middle East funding includes $441 million to renew Operation Impact, the Canadian Armed Forces presence in the region.
Building a presence in the Middle East “is a long-game play,” says CADSI President, Christyn Cianfarani. Canadian companies must be ready for a long investment cycle to gain long-term return.
The challenge of the 21st century incorporates incredibly invasive infrastructure threats. Direct defence strategies must quickly include these threats as part of any comprehensive national security concept.
While training programs are now producing a higher output of pilots, another challenge is the limited capacity of the next stage of training, in which newly-winged RCAF pilots advance to the Operational Training Units. How does the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) program factor in?
Alongside the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Navy is forging ahead with full spectrum targeting to allow seamless interoperability across the Canadian Armed Forces as well as with allies for future operations.
The Government of Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will receive 16 C295Ws modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). The contract will also include in service support, provided through a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and PAL Aerospace.