TABLE OF CONTENTS 2005 issue 5

First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who gave their lives in wartime will be honoured during events in Europe this fall.

Colonel Steve Bowes assumed responsibility of the Kandahar Provincial Recon­struction Team from the Americans in a Transfer of Authority ceremony. Members moved from Kabul to Kandahar to take part in Operation Archer.

Britain and the Royal Navy celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar with a number of events, including the International Fleet Review, as part of SeaBritain 2005 honouring Britain’s maritime heritage. 

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Our neglect in developing a national SAR strategy has left the Canadian North dangerously vulnerable to more fatal accidents, and we may be called to task.

BY JEAN E. MURRAY

Despite immense challenges, Canada’s Search and Rescue system has become one of the best in the world.

BY PETER PIGOTT

The Canadian Forces’ efforts have turned to replacing the aging and increasingly unavailable fleets of CC-130 Hercules and CC-115 Buffalos. What has happened to the ''fast-tracked'' FWSAR requirement?

BY PETER PIGOTT

Chief Test Pilot, Gianluca Evangelisti, and Test Pilot, Agostino Frediani, have been with the C-27J Spartan program from the start. Both talked to FrontLine’s Peter Pigott at the Alenia Caselle facility about the aircraft.

BY CHRIS WATTIE

C-295 to become the Air Force’s new fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft.

BY E.G. (TED) LENNOX

The need to substantially improve Search and Rescue in the arctic has been clearly articulated for more than five years by three important user groups: the people of Nunavut; the international airlines who fly over Nunavut on flights between North America, Europe and Asia; and the Government of Canada.

How will SOA Status Affect the CCG?
BY CHARLES D. MAGINLEY

How will SOA Status Affect the CCG? Will the new focus on security serve to increase assets and responsibilities?

The Next Wave?
BY ROBERT DAY

Canada has not possessed any capability for Combat Search and Rescue since the end of the Second World War when Canadian squadrons participated in the rescue of many downed allied airmen, however, this may have to change – and very soon. 

BY MICHAEL OLSEN

The Canadian Coast Guard’s new status as a SOA in Fisheries and Oceans Canada means greater management and financial flexibility.

BY HOWARD POSLUNS

COSPAS-SARSAT has proven itself as a model of international cooperation, working toward the development of space technologies for the benefit of humanity. 

BY KEN POLE

Its unique flying characteristics make the helicopter ideally suited to search and rescue missions worldwide.

BY DON BLAKELY

SAR Units are now are guided by Global Positioning Systems and their radios may even automatically transmit their position.

The benefits of community-based policing and the value of the resulting partnerships have long been touted within policing circles.

“Everything else is just transportation”
BY JEFF CHESTER

As a whole, SAR Techs are a remarkable group of people, true Canadian heroes who dedicate their lives to helping others and enjoy doing it.

Op HUDSON SENTINEL
BY Lt KENDRAH DENNY and LCdr MULKINS

Effectively carrying out Search and Rescue operations is a significant asset that the Canadian Forces work diligently to maintain.

BY 2Lt STEVE NETA

Canada’s area of responsibility for SAR covers over 15.5 million square kilometres, of which over 60% is above the tree line. Given those facts, training for arctic rescue is critical to ensure an appropriate response to distresses in that region. Arctic SAREX is a testament to the Canadian Forces’ dedication that others may live.

RADARSAT-2 GMTI Project
BY JEAN BEAUDIN, BY INGAR MOEN

RADARSAT-2 has been designed as a commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging satellite.

BY ROBERT DAY

There is only one way to ensure that Canadian sovereignty is protected, and that is through the ability of the nation to exercise joint military power in concert with a strong foreign policy and an able diplomatic service.