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As you know, RCAF delivers RCAF Association News direct to your inbox each Friday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the RCAF Association News portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


Auditor's report spurs Canadian efforts to speed SAR aircraft bid
Defense News
Canadian government procurement specialists are scrambling to release a bid package to industry for a multibillion-dollar military search-and-rescue aircraft after a scathing report from the auditor general warned the nation’s search capability is at a breaking point.
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Air Cadet glider issue continues
Ottawa Citizen
The Cadet Program is facing major cuts, this year alone the projected cuts will exceed 10 million dollars and they will likely exceed this amount next year. More importantly, these reviews have already targeted which programs will likely to be cut and there is a team right now looking at all the six weeks camps.
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Three military helicopters grounded in Labrador during search-and-rescue emergency
Vancouver Sun
The federal search and rescue system is back under the microscope after three military helicopters were unable to help rescue an Innu Nation leader who went into the water in Labrador on Wednesday because they were grounded for repairs.
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Australia heaps praise on F-35, says rivals years behind
Reuters
In testimony to parliament on the F-35, for which Australia is one of the largest international buyers with plans for up to 100, Australia's air force chief Air Marshal Geoff Brown said rivals were years behind the Lightning II's development.
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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 earlier in the week. The unmanned X-47B operated off the carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Atlantic. Is the X-47B the future of aviation warfare?
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  CANEX - What's In It For You?
CANEX, Established in 1968, is a retail operation made up of a number of stores and services, designed specifically to meet the needs of the military community. In many ways, CANEX goes beyond the normal retail requirements in order to ensure the military community reaps extra benefit from the operation.
 


 

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