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Amid backlash, U.S. drone manufacturers tout promise of unmanned aircraft
The Globe and Mail
Public backlash against deadly overseas drone strikes may undermine promising uses of such technology for anything from disaster response to mail delivery, a top U.S. industry group said as it launched a lobbying effort to demystify unmanned planes. The Aerospace Industries Association wants to prevent misperceptions and regulatory roadblocks from cutting into a market it says could be worth $89 billion over the next decade.
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Canada's Sea King maritime helicopter Golden Jubilee celebrations
Royal Canadian Air Force
There have been few aircraft in Canada's aviation history that have provided such enduring and noteworthy service as the CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopter. In 2013, it is planned to celebrate the Sea King's Golden Jubilee to commemorate its 50 years of service to Canada and Canadians at home and around the world.
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Pressure increases on Conservatives to stay or leave F-35 program
Ottawa Citizen
The Harper government may have hit the reset button on the purchase of F-35s, but planning for the stealth fighter continues and Canada is facing a series of deadlines that will increase pressure to stick with the program. Eight Canadian military officers continue to work on the multinational program in the U.S., at both the Pentagon and at Edwards Air Force Base in California, where they fill a variety of technical and planning roles.
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Team Spartan signs teaming agreement for Royal Canadian Air Force FWSAR program
Canadian Skies
Alenia Aermacchi, General Dynamics Canada, and DRS Technologies Canada have signed a comprehensive teaming agreement to compete for the Royal Canadian Air Force's upcoming Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Replacement Program. The team will offer a market variant of the C-27J Spartan, Alenia Aermacchi's medium tactical military aircraft.
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2013 Comox Air Show cleared for take-off
Canada.com
After an eight-year hiatus, the Comox Air Show is returning August 17. The 2013 Comox Air Show celebrates 70 years of Canadian Air Force history in the Comox Valley and will feature a number of current and former Canadian military aircraft, in addition to several civilian performers.
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Amid backlash, U.S. drone manufacturers tout promise of unmanned aircraft
The Globe and Mail
Public backlash against deadly overseas drone strikes may undermine promising uses of such technology for anything from disaster response to mail delivery, a top U.S. industry group said as it launched a lobbying effort to demystify unmanned planes.

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More photos of the future of aviation warfare
Ottawa Citizen
As Defence Watch readers know, for the first time in history, the U.S Navy launched a jet-powered, fighter-sized unmanned combat aerial vehicle from the deck of an aircraft carrier recently.

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Let's put missile defence back in our arsenal
The Globe and Mail
In a turbulent and uncertain world where nationalism and religious zealotry are on the rise, Canada needs to consider actions that will safeguard and advance its national interests.

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The Bomber Command Memorial Book
RCAF
Please join our campaign to remember the fallen, inform Canadians of the sacrifices made by bomber command veterans. To date our partnership with Fighting High Publishing has contributed to the raising of £31,617. The 55,573 aircrew of Bomber Command lost their lives during the Second World War, yet no campaign medal was awarded and their bravery and sacrifice went largely unrecognized. On 28 June 2012 this was corrected with the dedication and unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in The Green Park, London. The journey from the initial idea to the unveiling of the memorial was a long and complex one and 'The Bomber Command Memorial - We Will Remember Them' book tells the story of the campaign. The mission of the Air Force Association of Canada is to inform new generations of Canadians about the history of their country’s air force. This would suggest we should try and put a copy of this invaluable book in every library. If you would like to purchase one for your library, call Rose (866-351-2322 ext 223) or e-mail Kitshop@airforce.ca today.
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OP HUSKY AND THE RCAF
RCAF
On July 10th 1943, Canadian soldiers landed at Pachino, Sicily, marking the beginning of the Sicilian Campaign. While this campaign is little known, "Operation Husky" represented the first independent role for Canadian soldiers in the Second World War. They fought with courage and knocked the pins out of the German defences in Sicily. Their success came at a cost of over 560 men in honour of those who fought and those who fell. We are organizing a memorial capaign for the operation's 70th anniversary. Our campaign begins on the beaches of Pachino on July 10th, 2013 and features two main ceremonies.
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The Goldfish Club
The Goldfish Club
The 2013 reunion of The Goldfish Club will be held 13-14 September 2013, at the Gleneagles Hotel, Torquay, Devon, U.K. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast are included for the Friday events, and Bed & Breakfast are included for the Saturday events, within the total registration cost which organizers sincerely hope should not exceed £400. Please note the amount is in british pounds sterling. The reunion dinner and dance will be held at the Britannia Naval College, in Dartmouth. The committee continues to work actively to secure corporate sponsors, thus seeking to lower the cost for everyone.
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