Opinion

Will the Arctic Search and Rescue capability be reduced?

While many welcomed the Dec. 8, 2016, announcement of the selection of the Airbus C295 as the replacement Search and Rescue (SAR) fixed-wing aircraft to replace the fleet of Buffalo and C-130 Hercules aircraft tasked with SAR, other may not be so welcoming.

A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter hoists a Search and Rescue Technician during the National Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX 2016) in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on Sept. 21, 2016.

Photograph courtesy of MCpl Pat Blanchard, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

PUBLISHED : Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 12:00 AM

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