October 2017 Issue: Interim Fighter Jet Replacement Project

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October 2017 Issue: Interim Fighter Jet Replacement Project



  • Interim Fighter Jets: The Battle Heats Up:  Canada’s quest for a fighter jet has taken a number of twists and turns. First the Conservative government wanted to buy 65 F-35s. Then the Liberal government announced that they would purchase 18 Super Hornets as an interim fighter. Now that deal could be in jeopardy. Here is the latest on Canada’s fighter jet plans – by David Pugliese
  • Operation NANOOK: Esprit de Corps photographer Richard Lawrence attended the emergency operations preparedness portion of the annual exercise in Canada’s North. This is the first of a two-part feature on his trip to Rankin Inlet – by Richard Lawrence
  • Hunting Big Bear: Bringing the North-West Rebellion to a Close: Resentment over the failure of the government to live up to their treaty obligations, the Cree rose in armed revolt. The Canadian military response was relentless in its pursuit of the perpetrators – by Jon Guttman


  • Publisher's Letter:  Build a missile defence system and let the U.S. pay for it – by Scott Taylor
  • Perspectives:  Challenge & Commitment Lost: Part 2: 1987 Defence White Paper wish list whacks RCN — by Robert Smol
  • The Armchair Colonel:  Modern Military Leadership: Getting caught in the groupthink trap – by Col (ret’d) Pat Stogran
  • In The News:  Clash of the Titans 2017: Halifax & Region MFRC and Mariners come out on top in second charity hockey game — by James G. Scott
  • Commentary:  We’re spending $60-billion for what??? — by Vincent J. Curtis
  • Commentary:  Saving HMCS Sackville: A precious piece of RCN history — by Peter Stoffer
  • Commentary:  Hands Up! — by Michael Nickerson
  • Perspectives:  Grisly and the Bear: The search for a downed plane leads to some uninvited company — by Anne Gafiuk
  • Eye on Industry:  Connectivity Key for Defence: Rockwell Collins Canada is a leader in wireless communications solutions — by Sandrine Murray
  • Eye on Industry:  DEFSEC Atlantic: Halifax’s naval technology showcase — by James G. Scott
  • Historica Canada’s The Memory Project:  The RCAF’s Women’s Division’s Violent Hansen 
  • Cadet Corner:  League Membership Has Its Benefits: Giving back to Canadian youth – by Maxime Corneau, Army Cadet League of Canada; Maria Granados, The Navy League of Canada; & Anthony Langlois, The Air Cadet League of Canada 
  • WWII:  Destroyer Duel Off Ushant: Serving in an international flotilla, HMCS Haida and Huron bag a Zerstörer  – by Jon Guttman
  • The Old Guard:  Remembrance ceremonies … Canadian spies wanted … A decade at Beechwood Cemetery  Scams … 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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