Arctic Yearbook 2014
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Annex 1: Military Capabilities in the Arctic
- the Royal Canadian Air Force operates 18 CP-140 (P-3C) anti-submarine
warfare (ASW) aircraft that have the range to patrol the Arctic region from their base
on the east coast of Canada
-they will be replaced by 10–12 new aircraft from 2020
- 80 F/A-18 combat aircraft stationed in south-east and central Canada that are
regularly deployed in the Arctic region, especially to intercept Russian bomber, which
are supported by 7 tanker aircraft
- Aircraft acquisitions in recent years, such as of C-130J and C-17 transport aircraft,
have been partly for Arctic missions
-Joint Uninhabited Surveillance and Target Acquisition System (JUSTAS) project for 6
unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for maritime and Arctic patrol
- air surveillance radars North Warning System, which forms part of the
North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD)
- plans to replace the F/A-18s with 65 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) from 2020
-17 search-and-rescue aircraft are plan