January 2018: Rotary Aircraft Update

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January 2018: Rotary Aircraft Update



  • Partners in CSC:  After months of wondering which companies would partner together on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project, three bids were officially submitted before the November 30 deadline. Read the details here — by David Pugliese
  • Canada & Kazakhstan: A Comparison of Military Reforms, Part Two: In June 2017 publisher Scott Taylor travelled to Astana to attend the Eurasian Media Forum. He took this opportunity to learn more about the evolution of Kazakhstan’s military — from Soviet satellite to independent state — by speaking with Rear-Admiral Kairgeldy Yesseneyev, the director of international cooperation — by Scott Taylor
  • JTF 2 Never Say Die: Into the jaws of death at Chenartu: On June 1, 2005, a JTF 2 Special Operations Task Force (SOTF) redeployed to Afghanistan. Despite the meticulous planning and expert training, the environment and enemy together proved to be dynamic and challenging foes. One of these missions required courage, tenacity and superior martial skills — An excerpt from No Ordinary Men: Special Operations Forces Missions in Afghanistan (Dundurn) — by Col Bernd Horn


  • Publisher's Letter:  Canada doesn’t share common values with the corrupt Kosovo regime — by Scott Taylor
  • Perspectives:  Canada and Peace Operations: The ‘civilian’ solution to bringing Canada back: Needed, easy, low-cost — by Paul LaRose-Edwards, Executive Director of CANADEM
  • Perspectives:  Hitting the Mark: Beretta’s APX sets the standard for service handguns — by Pierre Descôtes
  • In The News:  Veterans House: Bridging military culture and civilian life for homeless vets — by Sandrine Murray
  • The Armchair Colonel:  Peacekeeping: Is it worth the cost in the 21st century for Canada? — by Col (ret’d) Pat Stogran
  • Eye On Industry: Rotary Aircraft Update: The RCAF is modernizing its helicopter fleets — by David Pugliese
  • Commentary:  The final Hundred Days — by Vincent J. Curtis
  • Perspectives:  A Tribute to Norm Shannon: Gone but never forgotten — by Patrick Dennis
  • Perspectives:  Lijssenthoek: A First World War cemetery with a Canadian twist — by Craig Gibson
  • Perspectives:  On the Run: Senior Colonel Zhu is China’s “marathon man” in Canada — by Sandrine Murray
  • Between The Covers:  Quietus: An accidental discovery leads to a new book about RCAF accidents in WWII — by Anne Gafiuk
  • Historica Canada’s The Memory Project:  Veteran Raymond Bérubé, who served as a telegraphist in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in the Second World War
  • Cadet Corner:  Sea Cadet Centennial Kick Off: Oceans of opportunities — by Capt Karina Smith, National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group  
  • WWII:  The Tiffy & The Spit: Both Allied aircraft made their mark during the war, as did the Canadians who flew them — by Ken Wright & Anne Gafiuk
  • The Old Guard:  Suicide prevention in the CAF … New Veterans Charter … I’ve got mail! … Transition … Honorary Colonels … etc. —  by Les Peate
  • Industry Watch:  Who's who and what's what in the defence sector — by David Pugliese 
  • Trivia:  Test your knowledge of military history against quizmaster Les Peate
  • Letters to the Editor
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