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  1. Hawker

    FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities

    Interesting to see army.ca poster Rescue Randy mentioned prominently in the article, and mentioned as a consultant for EDAS Canada.
  2. Hawker

    CTV: Billions more for defence ...

    Interesting that there is a separate requirement for a SAR and a utility transport plane...or is this done so that Bombardier gets a slice of the contract without having a plane that the SAR types would be happy with?
  3. Hawker

    "O'Connor has $8B military 'wish list"

    Perhaps this is a dumb question, but given the job that the Polaris has done, would it make sense to acquire a couple more used A-310?  Now granted there aren't any being flown by Canadian airlines that would be surplus (which is how I believe we got both the Polaris and the 707's before them)...
  4. Hawker

    FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities

    Agreed sir...looking at this I should have put it in it's own thread as opposed to adding it to the wrong one.  If the mods wish to split it off please do so...if not no worries...
  5. Hawker

    FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities

    http://www.cbc.ca/cp/business/060306/b030652.html Bombardier sells three Q300 planes worth US$53M for Australia Coastwatch 13:13:58 EST Mar 6, 2006 TORONTO (CP) - Bombardier Aerospace (TSX:BBD.SV.B) has won a $53-million-US order to supply three Q300 maritime patrol aircraft for the...
  6. Hawker

    What Changes Should be Made to the DART

    Refer back to Combatcamera's posting in this thread.  He gives a good overview of the latest deployment including what it took to get DART overseas.
  7. Hawker

    The Next Minister of Defense

    Pick Laurie Hawn for goodness sakes...I've had the pleasure of talking with him a few times, and he seemed to me an intellegent, level headed man, which I don't think describes O'Conner.
  8. Hawker

    Strategic vs. Tactical Airlift - What balance do we need? (from: Military wins no matter what after election)

    Now I know that this is a bit of a swerve out of the current discussion, but what about the idea of adding to our current Polaris fleet? With the conversion of two the air to air refueling and one as a VIP plane, there is only two for the 'airport to airport' strategic lift. Now in no way would...
  9. Hawker

    Paul Jackson- The A 400 is a better plane

    http://server09.densan.ca/archivenews/051129/cal/051129as.htm I guess it's not just the Sun...maybe it's both papers here in Calgary.   This writer is with the U of C.  He actually had me listening to him untill he referneced buying socks from Britain in 1922.  What?!?
  10. Hawker

    Paul Jackson- The A 400 is a better plane

    Jackson is the editor of the Calgary Sun.
  11. Hawker

    Paul Jackson- The A 400 is a better plane

    http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Jackson_Paul/2005/11/29/1328160.html Jackson slags the idea of quickly procuring the C 130 as our new transport plane. I'm apt to view with a jaundiced eye a lot of what Paul Jackson says, so I wanted to get the opinion of the collective intelligence of...
  12. Hawker

    Responses to JTF2 Violates Spirit of Landmine Treaty Editorial

    Actually if the Cons would have got in I think there would be a different head defense person for them.  Laurie Hawn, who was Lieutenant-Colonel at Cold Lake before retiring in the mid 90's narrowly lost in Edmonton, and there were whispers that he would have the defense role if the Cons. got in.
  13. Hawker

    MMEV (Multi-Mission Effects Vehicle)

    Orelikon gets the contract: http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/newsroom/view_news_e.asp?id=1766 Sounds like the CF are going to get some more German kit http://www.rheinmetall-detec.com/index.php?lang=3&fid=1396&action=pd
  14. Hawker

    Conflict in Darfur, Sudan - The Mega Thread

    Canada may send armoured carriers to Sudan Last Updated Sun, 12 Jun 2005 12:06:37 EDT CBC News Canada may send 100 Grizzly armoured personnel carriers to Sudan, CBC TV news reports. http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/06/12/grizzly-sudan050612.html Does this make sense?  And do we...
  15. Hawker

    Aussies Killed In Rescue Mission

    Interesting article here where it's argued that the Aussies should retire their Sea Kings ASAP... http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/printpage/0,5942,12743117,00.html
  16. Hawker

    Canadian Submarine Capabilites (What can they do? Do we need them?)

    FYI...the slowpokes mentioned above are still up and running for the most part: http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/about_us/regulate/Non-Power.cfm
  17. Hawker

    Strategic Airlift - We need more than the Herc!

    According to Forces.ca, there are still 19 E models (out of 24 bought starting in 1964) still operating.  I bow to the collective intel of the people on the board as to where they are all stationed.
  18. Hawker

    Dash 8s as patrol aircraft?

    Saw this online in the Saskatoon paper: Bombardier Aerospace has sold three Q300 turboprops to a Toronto-based aerospace services company that will modify the aircraft and resell them to the Swedish Coast Guard for maritime surveillance. Field Aviation Co. of Toronto is buying the aircraft and...