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Ad astra is a Latin phrase meaning "to the stars".
Aerial survey is a method of collecting geomatics or other imagery by using aeroplanes, helicopters, UAVs, balloons or other aerial methods.
The AGM-65 Maverick is an air-to-ground tactical missile (AGM) designed for close air support.
The AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant is the Canadian Forces designation for the AgustaWestland AW101 (formerly EH101), a helicopter used for air-sea rescue in Canada.
The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM (pronounced "am-ram"), is a modern beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) capable of all-weather day-and-night operations.
The AIM-7 Sparrow is an American, medium-range semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile operated by the United States Air Force, United States Navy and United States Marine Corps, as well as other various air forces and navies.
The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a short-range air-to-air missile developed by the United States Navy in the 1950s.
The Air Board, Canada's first governing body for aviation, existed from 1919 to 1923.
An air force, also known in some countries as an air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military organization that primarily conducts aerial warfare.
An air officer is an air force officer of the rank of air commodore or higher.
The Douglas AIR-2 Genie (previous designation MB-1) was an unguided air-to-air rocket with a 1.5 kt W25 nuclear warhead.
An air-to-air missile (AAM) is a missile fired from an aircraft for the purpose of destroying another aircraft.
An air-to-surface missile (ASM) or air-to-ground missile (AGM or ATGM) is a missile designed to be launched from military aircraft at targets on land or sea.
The Airbus CC-150 Polaris is the designation for the civilian Airbus A310-300s which have been converted for use as the primary long distance transport aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) was an American aerospace, defense, and sporting goods company with its headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia, in the United States.
An American-led intervention in Iraq started on 15 June 2014, when President Obama ordered U.S. forces to be dispatched to the region, in response to offensives in Iraq conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The Americas, or America,"America." The Oxford Companion to the English Language (ISBN 0-19-214183-X).
The Annapolis Valley is a valley and region in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
The Arctic (f) is a polar region located at the northernmost part of the Earth.
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Arresting gear, or arrestor gear, describes mechanical systems used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands.
Aviation is the practical aspect or art of aeronautics, being the design, development, production, operation and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft.
Avionics are the electronic systems used on aircraft, artificial satellites, and spacecraft.
The BAE Systems Hawk is a British single-engine, jet-powered advanced trainer aircraft.
The Beechcraft King Air family is part of a line of twin-turboprop aircraft produced by Beechcraft.
The Beechcraft Super King Air family is part of a line of twin-turboprop aircraft produced by Beechcraft.
The Beechcraft T-6 Texan II is a single-engine turboprop aircraft built by the Raytheon Aircraft Company (which became Hawker Beechcraft and is now Beechcraft Corporation).
The Bell 206 is a family of two-bladed, single- or twin-engined helicopters, manufactured by Bell Helicopter at its Mirabel, Quebec plant.
The Bell CH-146 Griffon is the Canadian military variant of the Bell 412EP also designated by Bell as the 412CF, a multi-use utility helicopter.
A beyond-visual-range missile (BVR) is an air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) that is capable of engaging at ranges of or beyond.
The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites.
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The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft.
The Boeing CC-137 is the designation for five Boeing 707-347C transport aircraft which served with the Canadian Forces from 1970 to 1997.
The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter.
The Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight is a medium-lift tandem rotor transport helicopter powered by twin turboshaft aircraft engines.
A bomb is one of a range of explosive weapons that rely on only the exothermic reaction of an explosive material to provide an extremely sudden and violent release of energy (an explosive device).
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The Bombardier Challenger 600 series is a family of business jets.
The Bombardier Dash 8 or Q-Series, previously known as the de Havilland Canada Dash 8 or DHC-8, is a series of twin-engined, medium range, turboprop airliners.
The Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB') is the air branch of the Brazilian Armed Forces and one of the three national uniformed services.
Bristol Aerospace is a Canadian aerospace firm located in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is an operating division of Magellan Aerospace.
The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), often referred to as simply "The Plan", was a massive, joint military aircrew training program created by the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, during the Second World War.
Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.
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The Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (CF-111, CL-90) was a modified version of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter supersonic fighter aircraft built in Canada by Canadair under licence.
The Canadair CP-107 Argus (CL-28) was a marine reconnaissance aircraft designed and manufactured by Canadair for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and Canadian Forces (CF).
The Canadair CT-114 Tutor (company model CL-41) was the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), and later Canadian Forces, standard jet trainer, between the early 1960s and 2000.
The Canadian Air Force (CAF) was a contingent of two Canadian air force squadrons – one fighter and one bomber – authorized by the British Air Ministry in August 1918 during the close of the First World War.
The Canadian Air Force (CAF) which was formed on 17 May 1920, was one of Canada's early attempts at forming an air force.
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF; Forces armées canadiennes, FAC), or Canadian Forces (CF) (les Forces canadiennes, FC), is the unified armed force of Canada, as constituted by the National Defence Act, which states: "The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces." This unified institution consists of sea, land, and air elements referred to as the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
The Canadian Army (French: Armée canadienne), formerly Land Force Command (LFC), is the army of Canada.
The Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre (CAAWC, Centre d'instruction supérieure de l'Armée canadienne) is a Canadian Forces training facility located at CFB Trenton, Ontario, Canada.
The Canadian Centennial was a yearlong celebration held in 1967 when Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.
Air Transport Command (ATC) was a command of the Canadian Forces created in 1968 upon unification and eliminated in 1975.
The Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (CFSATE) is a Canadian Forces training establishment for Aerospace Engineering Officers, Aircraft Technicians and Image Technicians who serve with units of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Canadian Forces Training Command was an early component of the Canadian Forces after unification of the military in 1968.
Captain is a rank in the Canadian military.
The CBU-100 Cluster Bomb (also called the Mk-20 Rockeye II) is an American cluster bomb which is employed primarily in an anti-tank mode.
Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, commonly referred to as CFB Bagotville, is a Canadian Forces Base located west of Bagotville in the city of Saguenay, Quebec.
Canadian Forces Base Borden (also CFB Borden, French: Base des Forces canadiennes Borden or BFC Borden) is a Canadian Forces base located in Ontario.
Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, commonly referred to as CFB Cold Lake, is a Canadian Forces Base located within the City of Cold Lake, Alberta.
Canadian Forces Base Comox, commonly referred to as CFB Comox, is a Canadian Forces Base located north northeast of Comox, British Columbia.
Canadian Forces Base Toronto (also CFB Toronto) is a former Canadian Forces base in Toronto, Ontario.
CFB Edmonton is a Canadian Forces base located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown, formally known as and commonly referred to as CFB Gagetown, is a large Canadian Forces Base covering an area over, located in southwestern New Brunswick.
Canadian Forces Base Gander (also CFB Gander), is a Canadian Forces Base located in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador.
5 Wing Goose Bay (also known as Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay or CFB Goose Bay), is a Royal Canadian Air Force base located within the municipality of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Canadian Forces Base Greenwood, or CFB Greenwood, is a Canadian Forces Base located in Greenwood, Nova Scotia.
Canadian Forces Base Kingston (also CFB Kingston) is a Canadian Forces Base operated by the Canadian Army located in Kingston, Ontario.
Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw or CFB Moose Jaw, is a Canadian Forces Base located south of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Canadian Forces Base North Bay, also CFB North Bay, is an air force base located at the City of North Bay, Ontario about north of Toronto.
Canadian Forces Base Shearwater, commonly referred to as CFB Shearwater, is a Canadian Forces Base located in Shearwater, Nova Scotia on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Canadian Forces Base Trenton (also CFB Trenton), is a Canadian Forces base located northeast of Trenton, Ontario.
Canadian Forces Base Uplands (also CFB Uplands) was a Canadian Forces Base located in Ottawa, Ontario.
Canadian Forces Base Valcartier is a Canadian Forces Base located in the municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, approximately north of Quebec City.
Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg, (CFB Winnipeg) is a Royal Canadian Air Force base located within the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Canadian Forces Station Alert, also CFS Alert, is a Canadian Armed Forces signals intelligence intercept facility located in Alert, Nunavut on the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island.
The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) (Chef d'état-major de la défense) is the second most senior member of the Canadian Armed Forces (after the commander-in-chief) and heads the Armed Forces Council, having primary responsibility for command, control, and administration of the forces, as well as military strategy, plans, and requirements.
Chief Warrant Officer is a military rank used by the United States Armed Forces, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Israel Defense Forces, the South African National Defence Force, the Lebanese Armed Forces and, since 2012, the Singapore Armed Forces.
The Boeing CIM-10 Bomarc (IM-99 Weapon System prior to September 1962) was a supersonic ramjet powered interceptor for Cold War air defense of North America which, in addition to being the first long-range anti-aircraft missile (cf. proposed WIZARD predecessor), was the only SAM deployed by the United States Air Force.
In the Canadian Forces, the rank of colonel (Col) (French: colonel or col) is an army or air force rank equal to a captain of the navy.
Combat air patrol (CAP) is a type of flying mission for fighter aircraft.
The Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (French: Commandant de l'Aviation royale canadienne) is the institutional head of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Armed Forces (Commandant en chef des Forces armées canadiennes) is the supreme commander of Canada's armed forces.
The Commonwealth of Nations, commonly known as the Commonwealth (formerly the British Commonwealth), is an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states that were mostly territories of the former British Empire.
The CRV7, short for "Canadian Rocket Vehicle 7", is a 2.75 inch (70 mm) folding-fin ground attack rocket produced by Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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The Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet is a light attack jet and advanced trainer aircraft co-manufactured by Dassault Aviation of France and Dornier of Germany.
David Lloyd Johnston (born June 28, 1941) is a Canadian academic, author, and statesman who is the current Governor General of Canada, the 28th since Canadian Confederation.
The de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo is a short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport, a turboprop aircraft developed from the earlier piston-powered DHC-4 Caribou.
The de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter is a Canadian 19-passenger STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada and currently produced by Viking Air.
Discovery Air Defence, is a Montreal, Quebec-based defence contractor that offers contracted airborne training services to the Canadian Armed Forces through the Contracted Airborne Training Services (CATS) program.
The Distant Early Warning Line, also known as the DEW Line or Early Warning Line, was a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic region of Canada, with additional stations along the North Coast and Aleutian Islands of Alaska, in addition to the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland.
The Douglas Aircraft Company was an American aerospace manufacturer based in Southern California.
Eastern Bloc was the name used by NATO-affiliated countries for the former communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, generally the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact.
Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.
FMC Corporation is an American chemical manufacturing company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was originally founded by chemist John Bean in 1883 as the Bean Spray Pump Company in Los Gatos, California, producing piston pumps for insecticides. In 1928, Bean Spray Pump purchased two companies: the Anderson-Barngrover Co. and Sprague-Sells Co. At this time the company changed its name to Food Machinery Corporation, and began using the initials FMC. In 1941 the company FMC received a contract to design and build amphibious landing vehicles tracked vehicles for the United States War Department, and afterwards the company continued to diversify its products. FMC currently employs some 5,500 people worldwide, and had gross revenues of US$3.4 billion in 2011.
Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal (French for: National Factory of Herstal) — self identified as FN Herstal and often referred to as Fabrique Nationale or simply FN — is a leading firearms manufacturer located in Herstal, Belgium, owned by the regional government of Wallonia.
The FN MAG is a Belgian 7.62 mm general-purpose machine gun, designed in the early 1950s at Fabrique Nationale (FN) by Ernest Vervier.
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Ford Aerospace & Communications Corp. was the aerospace and defense business of Ford Motor Company.
Forestry is the science and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving, and repairing forests and associated resources to meet desired goals, needs, and values for human benefit.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.
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French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language, belonging to the Indo-European family.
Garrison Petawawa, is located in Petawawa, Ontario.
Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport (Aéroport exécutif Gatineau-Ottawa) is located northeast of Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
The Gatling gun is one of the best-known early rapid-fire weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun.
American Paveway-series laser-guided bomb, based on the Mk 84 general-purpose bomb, but with laser seeker and wings for guidance.
The military rank of general in Canada is typically held by only one officer whose position is Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) and the senior uniformed officer of the Canadian Forces.
General Dynamics Corporation is an American aerospace and defense company formed by mergers and divestitures.
General Electric (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in New York.
A general-purpose bomb is an air-dropped bomb intended as a compromise between blast damage, penetration, and fragmentation in explosive effect.
George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.
The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneur général du Canada, or: Gouverneure générale du Canada) is the federal viceregal representative of the.
Great Britain, also known as Britain, is an island in the North Atlantic off the north-west coast of continental Europe.
The Grob G 120 is a two seated training and aerobatic low-wing aircraft with a carbon composite airframe, built by Grob Aircraft.
The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
The Hawker Hunter is a transonic British jet aircraft developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Hughes Aircraft Company was a major American aerospace and defense contractor founded in 1932 by Howard Hughes in Glendale, California as a division of Hughes Tool Company.
The IAI Heron (Machatz-1) is a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by the Malat (UAV) division of Israel Aerospace Industries.
Infrared homing refers to a passive weapon guidance system which uses the infrared (IR) light emission from a target to track and follow it.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, established by the United Nations Security Council in December 2001 by Resolution 1386, as envisaged by the Bonn Agreement.
The Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is a guidance kit that converts unguided bombs, or "dumb bombs" into all-weather "smart" munitions.
KF Defence Programs, a division of KF Aerospace, operates the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) Training Centre located at Portage la Prairie/Southport Airport in Southport, Manitoba, Canada.
The Korean War (in South Korean Hangul: 한국전쟁, Hanja: 韓國戰爭, Hanguk Jeonjaeng, "Korean War"; in North Korean Chosungul: 조국해방전쟁, Joguk Haebang Jeonjaeng, "Fatherland Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union.
Labrador is the distinct northerly region of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Larry Milberry (born 1943) is a Canadian aviation author and publisher.
Laser guidance directs a robotic system to a target position by means of a laser beam.
Leading aircraftman (LAC) or leading aircraftwoman (LACW) is a junior rank in some air forces, between aircraftman and senior aircraftman and having a NATO rank code of OR-2.
Lieutenant general, lieutenant-general and similar (abbrev Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a military rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries.
In the Canadian Forces, the rank of lieutenant-colonel (LCol) (lieutenant-colonel or lcol) is an Army or Air Force rank equal to a commander of the Royal Canadian Navy.
In the Canadian Forces, the rank of lieutenant-general (LGen) (lieutenant-général or Lgén in French) is an Army or Air Force rank equal to a vice-admiral of the Navy.
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin.
The Lockheed CP-140 Aurora is a maritime patrol aircraft operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company with worldwide interests.
The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft.
The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft developed for the United States Navy and introduced in the 1960s.
Loral Corporation was a defense contractor founded in 1948 in New York by William Lorenz and Leon Alpert as Loral Electronics Corporation.
The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the German Wehrmacht during World War II.
The M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barrel, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style rotary cannon which fires 20 mm rounds at an extremely high rate (typically 6,000 rounds per minute).
Major is a rank of the Canadian Forces.
MAPLE FLAG is an advanced aerial combat training exercise hosted at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.
The Mark 46 torpedo is the backbone of the United States Navy's lightweight anti-submarine warfare torpedo inventory, and is the current NATO standard.
The Mark 82 (Mk 82) is an unguided, low-drag general-purpose bomb, part of the U.S. Mark 80 series.
The Mark 83 is part of the Mark 80 series of low-drag general-purpose bombs in United States service.
The Mark 84 or BLU-117 is an American general-purpose bomb, it is also the largest of the Mark 80 series of weapons.
Master Corporal (MCpl) (caporal-chef or cplc), in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Army Cadets is an appointment of the rank of Corporal in the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Airforce.
Master warrant officer (MWO) is a senior military rank in the Canadian Forces, Singapore Armed Forces, the South African National Defence Force and the Israel Defense Forces.
The McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo was an all-weather interceptor aircraft operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Forces between 1961 and 1984.
The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (official military designation CF-188) is a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) (formerly Canadian Forces Air Command) fighter aircraft, based on the American McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter.
Lieutenant-General Michael J. Hood CD is a senior commander in the Royal Canadian Air Force and its current professional head.
The Mid-Canada Line, also known as the McGill Fence, was a line of radar stations across the "middle" of Canada to provide early warning of a Soviet bomber attack on North America.
Military aircraft insignia are insignia applied to military aircraft to identify the nation or branch of military service to which the aircraft belongs.
The M134 Minigun is a 7.62x51 mm NATO, six-barrel machine gun with a high rate of fire (2,000 to 6,000 rounds per minute).
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In modern usage, a missile is a self-propelled precision-guided munition system, as opposed to an unguided self-propelled munition, referred to as a rocket (although these too can also be guided).
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The monarchy of Canada is the core of both Canada's federalism and its Westminster-style parliamentary democracy, being the foundation of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal and each provincial government.
Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport is located in the Saint-Hubert borough of Longueuil, Quebec.
National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) consists of the military headquarters for the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as hosts the majority of the civilian Department of National Defence (DND) staff.
The National Search and Rescue Program (NSP) is the name given by the Government of Canada to the collective search and rescue (SAR) activities in Canada.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
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The NATO bombing of Yugoslavia was the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's (NATO) military operation against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the Kosovo War.
Newfoundland (Terre-Neuve, Taqamkuk) is a large Canadian island off the east coast of the North American mainland, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Not to be confused with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, also abbreviated NORAD. North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a combined organization of the United States and Canada that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and defense for Northern America.
Officer cadet is a rank held by military cadets during their training to become commissioned officers.
Operation Deliberate Force was a sustained air campaign conducted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), in concert with the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) ground operations, to undermine the military capability of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS), which had threatened and attacked UN-designated "safe areas" in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War with the Srebrenica and Markale massacres, precipitating the intervention.
Operation Impact is the name of Canada's contribution to the Military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Operation Mobile was the name given to Canadian Forces activities in the 2011 military intervention in Libya.
Operation Odyssey Dawn was the U.S. code name for the American role in the international military operation in Libya to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 during the initial period of 19–31 March 2011, which continued afterwards under NATO command as Operation Unified Protector.
Operation Unified Protector was an NATO operation enforcing United Nations Security Council resolutions 1970 and 1973 concerning the Libyan Civil War and adopted on 26 February and 17 March 2011, respectively.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
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Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier International Airport or Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (L'aéroport international Macdonald-Cartier in French), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is an international airport named after Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier.
Paul Theodore Hellyer, PC (born 6 August 1923) is a Canadian engineer, politician, writer and commentator who has had a long and varied career.
Per ardua ad astra ("Through adversity to the stars" or "Through struggle to the stars") is the motto of the Royal Air Force and other Commonwealth air forces such as the RAAF, RCAF, RNZAF, and the SAAF.
The Pinetree Line was a series of radar stations located across the northern United States and southern Canada at about the 50th parallel north, along with a number of other stations located on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
List of future or planned Canadian Forces projects.
A precision-guided munition (PGM, smart weapon, smart munition, smart bomb) is a guided munition intended to precisely hit a specific target, and to minimize collateral damage.
The Primary Reserve of the Canadian Forces (Première Réserve des Forces Canadiennes) is the first and largest of the four sub-components of the Canadian Forces reserves, followed by the Supplementary Reserve, the Canadian Rangers, and the Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service (formerly the Cadet Instructors Cadre).
A private is a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to NATO Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in).
The Raytheon Company is a major American defense contractor and industrial corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commercial electronics.
In the Canadian Forces, a Regular Force unit or person is part of the full-time military, as opposed to being part of the Primary Reserve which has more flexibility.
A rocket (Italian rocchetta‚ "little fuse") is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle that obtains thrust from a rocket engine.
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A roundel is a circular disc used as a symbol.
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The "Royal Air Force March Past" is the official march of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and is used in some other Commonwealth air forces.
The air forces of the United Kingdom - the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm, the Army's Army Air Corps and the Royal Air Force use a roundel, a circular identification mark, painted on aircraft to identify them to other aircraft and ground forces.
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) (French: Aviation royale canadienne, ARC), formerly, formally the Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM), is the air force of Canada.
The Royal Canadian Air Force Ensign is the official flag which is used to represent the Royal Canadian Air Force.
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) maintains specialised aircraft to transport Canada's monarch, governor general, other members of the Royal Family, prime minister, other senior members of the government of Canada, and other dignitaries.
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) (French: Marine royale canadienne), formerly Maritime Command (MARCOM), is the naval force of Canada.
The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force.
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is a region in Quebec, Canada.
Second lieutenant (called under-lieutenant in some countries) is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces.
Semi-active radar homing (SARH) is a common type of missile guidance system, perhaps the most common type for longer-range air-to-air and surface-to-air missile systems.
The Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King is a twin-engined anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter designed for shipboard use by Canadian Naval forces, based on the US Navy's SH-3 (or S-61) and has been continuously in service with the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Forces since 1963.
The Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone is a twin-engine, multi-role shipboard helicopter being developed by the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation for the Canadian Forces.
The Sikorsky S-92 is a four-bladed twin-engine medium-lift helicopter built by Sikorsky Aircraft for the civil and military helicopter market.
The SkyHawks are the Canadian Forces Parachute Demonstration Team.
Officially known as the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds are Canada's military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration team whose purpose is to "demonstrate the skill, professionalism, and teamwork of Canadian Forces personnel".
A squadron in air force, army aviation, or naval aviation is mainly a unit comprising a number of military aircraft and their aircrews, usually of the same type, typically with 12 to 24 aircraft, sometimes divided into three or four flights, depending on aircraft type and air force.
Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is a Canadian politician who is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and the Leader of the Conservative Party.
The Swiss Air Force (Schweizer Luftwaffe; Forces aériennes suisses; Forze aeree svizzere; Aviatica militara svizra) is the air component of the Swiss Armed Forces, established on 31 July 1914 as part of the army and in October 1936 an independent service.
The Syrian Civil War (الحرب الأهلية السورية) is an ongoing armed conflict taking place in Syria.
Terrain-following radar (TFR) is an aerospace technology that allows a very-low-flying aircraft to automatically maintain a relatively constant altitude above ground level.
The Maritime provinces, also called the Maritimes or the Canadian Maritimes, is a region of Eastern Canada consisting of three provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
The unification of the Canadian Armed Forces took place on 1 February 1968, when the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force were merged to form the Canadian Armed Forces.
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services.
The United States Army (USA) is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred to as a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.
Vancouver Island, located in British Columbia, Canada, is the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand.
Victoria International Airport serves Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
William Alexander Binny "Alec" Douglas (born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia 4 June 1929) is a Canadian naval historian, who was Director, Directorate of History, National Defence Headquarters (Canada), 1973–1993, then Director General History, 1993–1994.
The W25 was a small nuclear warhead developed by the United States Air Force and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory for air-defense use.
The W40 nuclear warhead was an American nuclear warhead developed in the late 1950s and which saw service from 1959 to 1972.
The War in Afghanistan is the period in which the United States invaded Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks.
West Germany is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany or FRG (Bundesrepublik Deutschland or ''BRD'') in the period between its creation on 23 May 1949 to German reunification on 3 October 1990.
Western Europe is the region comprising the western part of Europe.
In military aviation, a wing is a unit of command.
World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
Yellowknife (2011 population: 19,234) is the capital city and largest community of the Northwest Territories (NT or NWT), Canada.
'Yugoslavia' (Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene: Jugoslavija, Југославија), once spelled and called "Jugoslavia", was a country in Southeast Europe during most of the 20th century.
1 Canadian Air Division (1 Cdn Air Div) (French: 1re Division aérienne du Canada) is the operational-level command and control formation of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
103 Search and Rescue Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force is a search and rescue unit based at 9 Wing Gander on the Canadian island of Newfoundland.
2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (2CFFTS; 2e École de pilotage des Forces canadiennes) is one of the Royal Canadian Air Force's training centres for pilots and also one of the facilities of the NFTC program.
On 19 March 2011, a multi-state coalition began a military intervention in Libya to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
400 "City of Toronto" Tactical Helicopter and Training Squadron is part of 1 Wing, and as such a lodger unit of Canadian Forces Base Borden.
402 "City of Winnipeg" Squadron (French: 402e Escadron) is a Royal Canadian Air Force (formerly the Canadian Forces) squadron based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
403 "City of Calgary" (Helicopter) Operational Training Squadron (403 Sqn) is a squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force located at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown.
404 Maritime Patrol and Training Squadron is a long range patrol and training squadron in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
405 Long Range Patrol Squadron is a unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) within the Canadian Forces, initially formed as No.
406 "City of Saskatoon" Maritime Operational Training Squadron is a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) unit of the Canadian Armed Forces.
407 Long Range Patrol Squadron (abbreviated 407 LRP Sqn, formerly 407 Maritime Patrol Sqn) is a long range & maritime patrol squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (408e Escadron tactique d'hélicoptères) is a unit of 1 Wing, Kingston.
409 Tactical Fighter Squadron (French: 409e Escadron d'appui tactique) is a unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
410 Tactical Fighter Operational Training Squadron (French: 410e Escadron d'entraînement opérationnel à l'appui tactique), nicknamed the "Cougars", is a Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft squadron currently located at Canada's primary training base for the CF-18 (Canadian Forces version of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet), at Cold Lake, Alberta.
413 Transport and Rescue Squadron is an air force squadron of the Canadian Forces.
417 Combat Support Squadron (French: 417e Escadron de soutien au combat) is an Air Force unit with the Canadian Forces.
419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (French: 419e Escadron d'entraînement à l'appui tactique) is a unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron (French: 423e Escadron d'hélicoptères maritimes) is a unit of the Canadian Forces under Royal Canadian Air Force.
424 Transport and Rescue Squadron (French: 424e Escadron de transport et de sauvetage), nicknamed "Tiger Squadron", is a Royal Canadian Air Force strategic transport and search and rescue unit based at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton in the Canadian province of Ontario.
425 Tactical Fighter Squadron (425e Escadron d'appui tactique, also "Alouette" (skylark) Squadron, is a unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force. It operates CF-18 Hornet fighter jets from CFB Bagotville in Quebec, Canada. The squadron was originally formed during the Second World War.
426 Transport Training Squadron is a unit of the Canadian Forces under Royal Canadian Air Force, located at CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario.
427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (427 SOAS) (427e Escadron d'opérations spéciales d'aviation, 427 EOSA) is a tactical helicopter unit that provides aviation support to Canadian Special Operations Forces Command.
429 Transport Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force is one of four squadrons attached to CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario.
430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron is a unit of the Canadian Forces under Royal Canadian Air Force.
433 Squadron is a unit of the Canadian Forces under the Royal Canadian Air Force.
435 Transport and Rescue Squadron (French: 435e Escadron de transport et de sauvetage), nicknamed "Chinthe Squadron", is a Royal Canadian Air Force strategic transport, aerial refueling and search and rescue unit based at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Winnipeg in the Western province of Manitoba, Canada.
436 Transport Squadron is a unit of the Canadian Forces under the Royal Canadian Air Force.
437 Transport Squadron is a unit of the Canadian Forces under the Royal Canadian Air Force, based at CFB Trenton in Ontario.
438 "City of Montreal" Tactical Helicopter Squadron is a unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
442 Transport and Rescue Squadron (French: 442e Escadron de transport et de sauvetage) is a Royal Canadian Air Force tactical transport and search and rescue unit based at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Comox in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
443 "City of New Westminster" Maritime Helicopter Squadron is a Canadian Forces helicopter squadron under Royal Canadian Air Force, located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
444 Combat Support Squadron is an Air Force unit with the Canadian Forces.
450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron is a Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter squadron.
8 Air Maintenance Squadron is a Royal Canadian Air Force unit.
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