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As you know, the RCAF Association 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 last 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.


Gen. Tom Lawson announces more Canadian Forces promotions and retirements
Ottawa Citizen
General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, recently announced a series of senior appointments, promotions and retirements that will occur in 2015. Major-General S.J. Bowes was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General and will be appointed Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa, replacing Lieutenant-General J.H. Vance.
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RCAF's new search and rescue plan: Refurbish the U.S. president's old helicopters
National Post
Lost hikers or stranded fishermen could find themselves being rescued by helicopters once designed to transport U.S. presidents. The Department of National Defence had been insistent that the presidential helicopters, purchased in 2011 for spare parts for Canada's current search-and-rescue choppers, would never be used as actual aircraft. But in an about-face, the military and DND now acknowledge they are looking at doing just that.
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A Predator C Avenger drone for the RCAF
Ottawa Citizen
After years of delays the Canadian military is rebooting its attempt to buy a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles for domestic and international missions. The contract for the Joint Unmanned Surveillance Targetting and Acquisition System (JUSTAS) is expected to be awarded in 2019. General Atomics, the U.S. company which builds the Predator drone, expects to bid on JUSTAS. Previously, it was just going to offer Canada a variant of the propeller-driven Predator.
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Aviation museum to host WWII bombers
The Carillon
Winnipeg is about to welcome two new bombers, but they have nothing to do with football. The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, at the corner of Ferry Road and Ellice Avenue, will soon welcome two Second World War allied bombers.
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10 fighter jet planes that are the future of air warfare
Silicon India News
Man has always lived and believed in fantasies, imagining things that are beyond the word "impossible," however if we look around today we see that the fantasies are not just dreams but the actual works. From ages man's burning desire was to fly like the bird, after achieving that he desired to make it fly suitable to his needs ride at jet speed, to carry armory, war machine and many more. Here we present you some war machines which were brewed after man's wild side.
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