Hotton has been a search and rescue technician for 30 years. Now, at age 60, he has received a one-year extension to September 2021, making him the most senior SAR Tech in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Canada’s new fixed-wing SAR aircraft, dubbed the CC-295 Kingfisher, promises to deliver on its mission, filling the role of the RCAF’s faithful CC-115 Buffalo and CC-130H Hercules aircraft.
We paid a visit to Swedish OEM, Saab, to learn if its Gripen E offering to replace Canada's aging CF-188 Hornets has the requisite muscle to give the other entrants a run for their money.
The eight-year contract, awarded as a one-year base contract with seven additional one-year option periods, is valued at a total of more than US$275 million.
Canada's Air Task Force - Romania capped a four-month NATO enhanced air policing mission at the turn of the year, but not without a few challenges.
The contract is valued at more than $70 million over the next six years.
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