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CBC is reporting that UAVs (type undetermined), will be responsible for aerial surveillance of Canada's arctic regions.
tomahawk6 said:Global Hawk is more than able to handle the mission, a bit pricey compared to the Reaper version of the Predator. I would think you could use Yellowknife or Whitehorse in the west and Alert in the east to control the UAV's.
tomahawk6 said:When was the last time a maritime surveillance aircraft dropped ASW on a submerged sub ?
Dolphin_Hunter said:I had read somewhere that UAV's can only be flown in restricted airspace, have they been cleared to ripped around pretty much any where?
For controlling the UAV's couldn't they be controlled from pretty much anywhere via satlink? Or do we need to set up shop up north?
tomahawk6 said:Isnt the area pretty well frozen in winter ?
CDN Aviator said:The whole premiss of the debate is because the arctic is melting and the waterways opening up for navigation.
The rest of your post clearly shows that ASW is not your area.......
tomahawk6 said:I wondered when you would make that point. However, it wont preclude me from asking questions or making comments. I fully understand the value of ASW and the submarine threat isnt going away.
I was trying to work within the Canadian premise of patroling the region with UAV's in conjunction with a planned underwater submarine detection system.