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  • What’s happening with the RCAF’s helicopter contribution to the United Nations?

    22 novembre 2017 | International, Aérospatial

    What’s happening with the RCAF’s helicopter contribution to the United Nations?

    DAVID PUGLIESE, OTTAWA CITIZEN More from David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen The Canadian government highlighted at the recent Vancouver UN meeting its plan to have RCAF helicopters sent on United Nations missions. Canadian government statements talked about an Aviation Task Force of armed helicopters while government staff provided details that the rotary contribution could include four armed helicopters and two “utility helicopters.” Armed helicopters? That specific phrase was selected because the UN had asked for attack helicopters. Since Canada doesn't have attack helicopters, government officials figured they would use the phrase “armed” to make it appear like they were meeting UN needs. So Defence Watch asked what exactly the RCAF is committing to the UN. The armed helicopters will be Griffons, equipped with door guns, according to the Canadian Forces. The “utility” helicopters will be RCAF Chinooks. (the phrase utility helicopter in the Canadian context tends to refer to Griffons but in this case the government is using “utility” to refer to Chinooks). And when or where will these helicopters be deployed? No one knows. It could be a couple of years.

  • EUAM Ukraine: mission extended, budget approved

    20 novembre 2017 | International, Sécurité

    EUAM Ukraine: mission extended, budget approved

    On 20 November, the Council extended the mandate of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine until 31 May 2019 and approved a budget of € 32 million for the next 18 months. The European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine, EUAM Ukraine, has been deployed since December 2014, with a mandate to support Ukrainian state agencies in the reform of the civilian security sector. The mission is one of the central elements of the EU's enhanced support to the Ukrainian authorities in recent years. EUAM aims to strengthen and support reform in state agencies such as the police, other law enforcement agencies and the judicial sector, particularly the prosecutor's office. The mission provides strategic advice to the Ukrainian authorities, supported by operational activity, including training, to develop sustainable, accountable and efficient security services that strengthen the rule of law. This process is ultimately designed to restore the trust of the Ukrainian people in their civilian security services, which have been beset by allegations of corruption and malpractice. EUAM is an unarmed, non-executive civilian mission with its headquarters in Kyiv and regional presences in Lviv and Kharkiv, as well as soon in Odessa.

  • EU to beef up cybersecurity

    20 novembre 2017 | International, C4ISR, Sécurité

    EU to beef up cybersecurity

    The General Affairs Council today adopted conclusions calling for the strengthening of European cybersecurity and enhancing cyber resilience across the EU, in line with the tasking from the European Council in October 2017. The conclusions stress the need for all EU countries to make the necessary resources and investment available to address cybersecurity. They welcome the intention of increasing EU efforts in cybersecurity research and development by setting up a network of cybersecurity competence centres across the Union. The Council also backs the plan to set up a world-class European cybersecurity certification framework to increase trust in digital solutions. The conclusions highlight the important connection between trust in digital Europe and achieving cyber resilience across the EU. Significant attention is paid to the strength of cryptography used in products and services within the digital single market. Other measures highlighted by the Council include providing the necessary law enforcement tools to tackle cybercrime, developing a coordinated EU-level response to large-scale cyber incidents and crises, and conducting pan-European cybersecurity exercises on a regular basis. Regarding the global and diplomatic aspects of cybersecurity, the Council recognises the importance of international cooperation and welcomes the creation of a clear framework for using the political, diplomatic and economic tools available to the EU as a response to malicious cyber activities. "Cybercrime and state-sponsored malicious cyber activities are one of the largest global threats to our societies and economies. We already lose around €400 billion globally every year due to cyber-attacks. This clearly underlines the need for the EU to use the available tools to increase stability in cyberspace and respond to large-scale cyber incidents. The EU simply has to stay ahead of the game,” said Matti Maasikas, Estonia's Deputy Minister for European Affairs and chair of today's Council meeting. “Increasing our efforts and investment in cybersecurity is a pre-condition for building a strong and trusted digital single market for our citizens,” Maasikas added.

  • CAE USA a signé un contrat de sous-traitance avec Lockheed Martin afin d'appuyer l'élaboration de dispositifs d'entraînement aux systèmes d'armes

    20 novembre 2017 | Local, Aérospatial

    CAE USA a signé un contrat de sous-traitance avec Lockheed Martin afin d'appuyer l'élaboration de dispositifs d'entraînement aux systèmes d'armes

    Tampa (Floride, États-Unis), le 20 november 2017, 2017 - (NYSE : CAE; TSX : CAE) - CAE USA a remporté un contrat de sous-traitance de Lockheed Martin visant à appuyer la conception, l'élaboration et la fabrication de six dispositifs d'entraînement aux systèmes d'armes (WST) pour l'appareil C-130J de la United States Air Force et de la Air National Guard américaine. La commande de ces six dispositifs d'entraînement aux systèmes d'armes pour l'appareil C-130J a été reçue au cours du deuxième trimestre de l'exercice financier 2018 et a été incluse à l'annonce de revenus trimestriels effectuée le 10 novembre 2017. « Nous sommes heureux de poursuivre notre partenariat de longue date avec Lockheed Martin pour la conception et l'élaboration de systèmes de formation relatifs à l'appareil Super Hercules C-130J », a déclaré Ray Duquette, président et directeur général de CAE USA. « Les capacités haute fidélité de ces dispositifs d'entraînement aux systèmes d'armes pour l'appareil C-130J permettent aux Forces aériennes d'intégrer de plus en plus la formation virtuelle à leur programme de formation global, ce qui, en fin de compte, favorise la sécurité, l'efficacité et l'état de préparation aux missions pour les équipages. » Les dispositifs d'entraînement aux systèmes d'armes pour le C-130J sont des simulateurs de mission à système de mouvement complet qui simulent avec exactitude l'appareil et ses diverses missions. Les simulateurs recréent les sons, le mouvement, l'environnement virtuel et tous les autres systèmes requis pour fournir un environnement de formation en vol haute fidélité et réaliste. En 2020 et en 2021, ces six dispositifs d'entraînement aux systèmes d'armes pour l'appareil C-130J seront livrés à diverses bases aériennes.

  • Remote GeoSystems and North Shore Rescue Announce Successful Deployment of geoDVR and FLIR gimbal for SAR Missions with Talon Helicopters, LineVision Software Donation

    20 novembre 2017 | Local, Aérospatial, C4ISR

    Remote GeoSystems and North Shore Rescue Announce Successful Deployment of geoDVR and FLIR gimbal for SAR Missions with Talon Helicopters, LineVision Software Donation

    FORT COLLINS, Colorado/VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Remote GeoSystems, North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters are pleased to announce the successful deployment of a geoDVR™ Gen2 with a FLIR daylight EO/IR gyro-stabilized video camera on an Airbus TwinStar (AS355) for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. The geoDVR Gen2 is an advanced mil-spec DVR for recording multiple channels of HD & Standard-Definition geospatial full motion video in airborne and rugged vehicle environments. The geoDVR's ability to reliably record HD color and IR, along with continuous GPS data and Live Moving Maps, makes it ideally suited for professional airborne search & rescue, law enforcement and infrastructure inspection applications that utilize multi-sensor gimbal video cameras. “Remote Geo has a reputation for building one of the industry's most dependable and user-friendly airborne geospatial video recorders, complete with flexible post-flight mapping tools. So the geoDVR Gen2 was an obvious choice when we were asked to fly the FLIR on the TwinStar for mountain search and rescue,” says Peter Murray, Founder/Operations Manager at Talon Helicopters. North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters team operate the geoDVR and FLIR during ground training in October 2017 “Adding the FLIR camera to North Shore Rescue's toolbox has been a great enhancement to NSR's capabilities. Having the ability to record and geo-track the location of the video seemed essential to maximizing the full potential of the FLIR camera. The geoDVR allows searchers to review recorded video for clues that may or may not have been observed during the flight,” says Jim Loree, North Shore Rescue SAR Manager and Air Operations Coordinator. According to Loree, “This feature could also be highly valuable in a large-scale disaster such as an earthquake where widespread areas are surveyed for damage. Emergency Operation Centers would be able to use the data to help them make decisions on where and how to deploy resources based on the exact location and extent of damages provided by the video recording.” North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters will use the geoDVR with a FLIR generously donated by Port of Vancouver to perform helicopter-based SAR operations with color and infrared. Then, using LineVision™ software post-flight, North Shore Rescue will review the geoDVR videos and flight tracks overlaid on Google Earth and Esri maps for training mission planning and recovery operations. Since North Shore Rescue is an all volunteer organization, Remote GeoSystems donated 18 LineVision Esri Maps and LineVision Google Earth licenses as part of the implementation. ### About North Shore Rescue North Shore Rescue (North Shore Search and Rescue) is a volunteer community-based Mountain Search and Rescue Team based in Vancouver, BC and performs approximately 130 rescue calls a year. The team consists of approximately 45 volunteers skilled in search and rescue operations in mountain, canyon and urban settings. The team has existed for 50 years, making it one of the oldest SAR teams in Canada. During this time the number of calls each year has gradually increased. Over the past 50 years the team has been involved in more than 2500 search and rescue operations volunteering over 200,000 hours of effort. These calls have involved over 2000 subjects, and approximately 25% of the calls have involved subject injuries or death. Learn more by visiting About Talon Helicopters Talon is Vancouver's number one supplier of helicopter services, and the region's largest supplier of intermediate helicopters. Talon is locally owned and operated, and provides exceptional customer service with 20 years of incident and accident free operations. Specialized mission services include search & rescue, broadcast and film, wildfire suppression and utility patrols/operations. Learn more by visiting

  • Cyber consequences: Attacks are hitting the C-suite

    16 novembre 2017 | International, Aérospatial, C4ISR, Sécurité

    Cyber consequences: Attacks are hitting the C-suite

    Ask Charles Bouchard what keeps him awake at night and the chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Canada won't hesitate: “Our ability to protect our cyber systems.” At a time when access to intellectual property (IP) is raising debate among aerospace OEMs, suppliers, in-service support and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) companies, and governments and militaries, protecting data is a hot topic. Lockheed Martin has seen enough of its IP stolen in recent years to take the problem seriously. But Bouchard believes many industry executives don't truly understand the challenge or the cost. “It's one thing to say, we want the IP. The next question is, can you defend it? Can you protect it? That is a problem today,” he told Skies. “Subcontractors . . . need to protect their data because they are connecting to our systems, especially if IP will be passed to them. How are we going to do that? We have gone beyond putting a guard at the front gate and a lock on the door. [And] for some, it's a significant investment.” Cyber defence is a national imperative, said retired Major-General Robert Wheeler, a 32-year veteran of the United States Air Force and a senior advisor to Avascent Global Advisors. Whether the threat comes from nations or non-state actors such as terrorist or criminal organizations, cyber experts are seeing an increase in frequency and capability “in this particular type of warfare.” “They are going after companies that are not prepared to deal with it, to take their IP and create havoc...,” the former deputy chief information officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense told executives at the Canadian Aerospace Summit in Ottawa Nov. 7. Modern aircraft, with their vast supply chains and increasingly networked systems, present an attractive “avenue for bad guys to get in.” In a presentation that highlighted recent attacks in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere, Wheeler showed how the relentless pursuit of corporate and government data has jeopardized military, commercial and critical infrastructure systems and programs. The 2011 attack on Defence Research and Development Canada, for example, was not only a costly systems problem to fix, it also raised questions about what government, industry and research data was exfiltrated. Likewise, the 2015 hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management was alarming because the benign-sounding agency houses the security clearances, including digital photo and biometric identification, for government, intelligence and military personnel. “Data is the commodity of the 21st century,” said Wheeler. While the sheer volume of new data might be a sign that more intellectual property is being created and the economy is growing, corporate breaches are keeping pace, and “the cost of each breach is accelerating” in terms of dollars and lost IP. Cyber attacks are also starting to impact the C-suite, he noted. The 2013 breach of Target's payment card system cost chief executive officer Gregg Steinhafel his job, and executives with credit reporting agency Equifax have been “publicly flogged” in the wake of the hack of millions of client records in October. ere may be greater consequences for companies that don't do due diligence, Wheeler suggested, pointing to changes taking shape in the legal regime following the Target attack. While greater investment in cyber defence is important, “this is not a technology issue,” he said. “This is a leadership issue” that requires a change in organizational culture and executives who understand the challenge and can “walk the talk.” It also requires more employee training, not only in best cyber hygiene practices, but also in how to use networking and cyber tools to be more resilient, agile and quick to respond. The payoff is a more effective, efficient and competitive company. “[So] many solutions to problems of this world today are in the data,” he said. “If you do this correctly . . . there is an opportunity to be more competitive, more collaborative, to come up with faster ideas in an environment and age when we have to come up with faster ideas.”

  • Australian F-18s being considered by Canada will need overhaul to keep flying

    16 novembre 2017 | Local, Aérospatial

    Australian F-18s being considered by Canada will need overhaul to keep flying

    Canada is waiting to hear back from Australia on its offer to purchase F-18s from that country. The Australian planes would be added to the RCAF's flight line to shore up the existing fleet of CF-18s. But if that deal does proceed the RCAF expects that structural work will have to be done to extend the lives of the planes. RCAF commander Lt.-Gen. Michael Hood suggested to Defense News and FlightGlobal that L-3 in Quebec would get any upgrade contract since that firm has done similar work for the airforce on its existing CF-18s. But Hood told Defense News at the Dubai airshow that even with that work to be done, the RCAF would be able to acquire the Australian aircraft “within the next couple of years” once a decision is made.

  • Mise à jour et nouveau nom du projet de système interarmées de surveillance et d’acquisition d’objectifs au moyen de véhicules aériens sans pilote

    16 novembre 2017 | Local, Aérospatial

    Mise à jour et nouveau nom du projet de système interarmées de surveillance et d’acquisition d’objectifs au moyen de véhicules aériens sans pilote

    Article de nouvelles / Le 14 novembre 2017 Aviation royale canadienne Le projet de système interarmées de surveillance et d'acquisition d'objectifs au moyen de véhicules aériens sans pilote (JUSTAS) de l'Aviation royale canadienne a été mis sur pied en vue de l'achat d'un système d'aéronef sans pilote (UAS) pour les Forces armées canadiennes (FAC). Le projet en est actuellement au stade de l'analyse des options. Cet automne, le nom du projet a été changé pour celui de système d'aéronef télépiloté (SATP). Ce changement correspond aux modifications apportées aux lexiques et aux systèmes de classification de nos alliés et reflète plus précisément le mode d'utilisation des systèmes. Comme le précise la politique de défense Protection, Sécurité, Engagement, publiée en juin 2017, les systèmes d'aéronefs télépilotés (SATP) font maintenant partie intégrante des opérations militaires modernes. Des aéronefs télépilotés (ATP), comme le CU-170 Heron de l'ARC et d'autres aéronefs sans pilote, ont été déployés au cours d'opérations militaires canadiennes et offrent plusieurs avantages, notamment la capacité de rester en vol beaucoup plus longtemps que les véhicules de surveillance stratégique actuels. L'utilisation d'aéronefs télépilotés réduit aussi les risques courus par les militaires des FAC qui font fonctionner l'appareil à distance et à partir d'un endroit moins dangereux, et permet de déterminer les menaces potentielles qui pourraient peser sur les militaires des FAC qui se trouvent dans la zone des opérations. Les aéronefs télépilotés seront munis d'une large gamme de charges utiles et de capteurs qui détecteront les sujets d'intérêt au cours d'opérations tous temps, y compris dans l'Arctique canadien, et qui pourront apporter leur concours à une large gamme de missions, de la surveillance continue aux missions de combat en passant par le soutien aux missions de recherche et de sauvetage. Les responsables du projet SATP prévoient que les aéronefs télépilotés peuvent, en fait, être employés dans le cadre des huit missions essentielles décrites dans la politique de défense Protection, Sécurité, Engagement, au pays et à l'étranger. Le projet SATP appuie directement les initiatives 91 et 92, qui indiquent que le gouvernement « investira dans divers systèmes télépilotés » et « fera de la recherche et du développement pour les capacités terrestres, maritimes et aériennes télépilotées ». Le projet SATP Bien que le nom ait changé, l'objectif du projet SATP reste d'offrir une capacité de renseignement, de surveillance, d'acquisition d'objectifs et de reconnaissance persistante à long rayon d'action. Le projet fera partie d'un réseau de systèmes de systèmes et pourra fournir des renseignements en temps quasi réel aux commandants tactiques, opérationnels et stratégiques, en soutien aux opérations au pays et aux opérations de déploiement. Au besoin, il pourra aussi fournir une capacité de frappe de précision en soutien aux opérations. Le projet vient compléter les capacités existantes des FAC, comme l'aéronef de patrouille à long rayon d'action CP-140 Aurora. Le projet SATP ne vise pas à remplacer des véhicules. Phases du projet Le projet SATP en est actuellement au stade de l'analyse des options : L'analyse des options permet à la haute direction du ministère de prendre une décision éclairée quant à la meilleure façon de mettre en œuvre un projet afin de tenter d'atteindre la capacité indiquée d'une façon acceptable aux yeux du gouvernement. Au cours de cette phase, les options sont formulées, les coûts et les avantages sont évalués et une analyse de rentabilité est développée pour chacune des options. La phase de définition d'un projet marque la transition entre la détermination de ce qui devrait être fait pour combler une insuffisance de capacité et la détermination de la façon dont l'option privilégiée sera mise en œuvre. C'est au cours de cette phase que le projet est planifié. Les activités incluent notamment : l'exécution d'un examen détaillé des exigences du projet et d'une évaluation des risques, l'établissement des coûts et la planification de la phase de mise en œuvre et le choix de la stratégie d'approvisionnement privilégiée. Les projets qui se trouvent en phase de mise en œuvre ont reçu les approbations nécessaires pour la conclusion de contrats et l'engagement des fonds et des ressources nécessaires pour que le projet soit mené à terme. La capacité opérationnelle initiale, le moment où la capacité d'emploi de la ressource est d'abord atteinte, est prévue pour l'année financière 2025-2026, selon la directive présentée dans la politique de défense Protection, Sécurité, Engagement. Coûts du projet Les coûts sont évalués dans le cadre de la phase d'analyse des options et se préciseront au cours de la phase de définition. Le coût estimatif dépendra de la stratégie d'approvisionnement approuvée, de l'infrastructure et du type de véhicule choisi. Les coûts comprendront les capteurs, les éléments au sol et l'infrastructure connexes. Nombre d'appareils Aucune décision n'a été prise relativement au nombre d'appareils. Le nombre de SATP sera suffisant pour répondre simultanément à trois lignes de missions et pourrait être touché par la stratégie d'approvisionnement, l'infrastructure, et les véhicules précis choisis. Retombées économiques La politique relative aux retombées industrielles et technologiques, proposition de valeur comprise, s'appliquera à la présente activité d'approvisionnement, et exige que l'entrepreneur principal du projet investisse 100 % de la valeur du contrat dans l'économie canadienne. La proposition de valeur est l'engagement économique que le soumissionnaire prend initialement envers le Canada au moment de la soumission, et est un facteur noté et pondéré lors du choix de l'adjudicataire. Elle devient un engagement contractuel pour l'adjudicataire. Les exigences de la proposition de valeur sont adaptées à chaque approvisionnement afin de permettre au gouvernement de canaliser les investissements et de profiter des occasions économiques uniques offertes par chaque projet. Utilisations des SATP Au pays, les SATP renforceront la capacité de surveillance des approches maritimes et nordiques du Canada et appuieront les opérations de recherche et de sauvetage. Les SATP permettront aux FAC d'aider d'autres ministères gouvernementaux en offrant du soutien à la sécurité lors d'événements spéciaux, comme les sommets internationaux, en apportant de l'aide aux autorités civiles, comme lors des incendies de forêt ou d'inondations, ainsi qu'en offrant du soutien aux opérations des autorités policières. À l'étranger, les SATP pourront détecter, reconnaître, identifier et poursuivre des cibles d'intérêt dans des milieux complexes et s'intégrer aux systèmes nécessaires pour traiter et fusionner les informations recueillies en renseignement donnant un droit d'action. Capacité de frappe de précision des SATP La politique de défense Protection, Sécurité, Engagement indique que les SATP auront une capacité de frappe de précision – ils pourront être armés. La capacité de cibler et d'exécuter des frappes de précision assure que si une menace est détectée, elle pourra aussi être neutralisée à ce moment. Comme lors de l'utilisation de tout autre système d'armes, les aéronefs télépilotés seront utilisés par les FAC conformément aux lois nationales et internationales. Les opérations seront exécutées dans le strict respect des contrôles, procédures et règles d'engagement qui régissent l'utilisation de la force ou de toute autre arme. Tous ces systèmes seraient télépilotés par des militaires des FAC participant directement au processus de prise de décision de l'exécution d'une frappe. Cependant, les SATP ne seront armés que si cela est nécessaire pour la t'che attribuée. Milieux opérationnels Le SATP pourra être utilisé partout dans le monde, dans toutes les conditions météorologiques, à tout moment de la journée, et aura le rayon d'action et l'autonomie pour atteindre tout endroit dans l'espace aérien du Canada à partir de tout emplacement d'opérations adéquat. Le système devra aussi pouvoir fonctionner dans des milieux de faible à moyen risque, dans des contextes de collaboration avec d'autres ministères gouvernementaux et dans le cadre d'une coalition avec nos alliés. L'ARC assure la souveraineté du Canada au moyen de sa capacité de répondre rapidement à toute menace. L'investissement dans le projet SATP, comme il est indiqué dans la politique de défense Protection, Sécurité, Engagement, permet d'augmenter la capacité de l'ARC de continuer à fournir une puissance aérienne de façon agile et intégrée tout en disposant de la portée nécessaire pour répondre à toute demande formulée par le gouvernement du Canada. Tout fournisseur intéressé devrait adresser toute question liée à ce projet au Responsable de l'approvisionnement de Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada (SPAC). Article:

  • Training foreign troops will be the ‘flagship’ of Canada's new UN peace strategy, top soldier says

    16 novembre 2017 | International, Aérospatial, Terrestre

    Training foreign troops will be the ‘flagship’ of Canada's new UN peace strategy, top soldier says

    Gen. Jonathan Vance said that despite speculation, there was never a plan in the works to deploy troops on a single UN operation. OTTAWA—Training foreign troops will be the “flagship” of Canada's newly announced peace operations strategy, says the country's top soldier, who concedes that elements of the plan still require months more work. Prime Minster Justin Trudeau on Wednesday took the wraps off his government's long-awaited effort to reengage with United Nations peace missions. Elements of the strategy include $15 million in funding to boost participation by women soldiers in UN operations; an initiative to end the recruitment of child soldiers; and the promise of Canadian personnel to assist with training. It also pledges up to six helicopters, two transport aircraft and a quick reaction force of up to 200 personnel to support UN missions. But apart from Trudeau's promise of a single transport aircraft for UN operations based in Uganda, the plan offered no details on possible deployments. Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff, said it would be “inappropriate” to say when those might start. “I'm not even going to hazard a guess on that one right now. Step number one is now to get into detailed planning with the UN and find out . . . the what, the where and the when,” he said in an interview. This week's announcement was months in the making. The Liberals pledged in the 2015 election to “recommit” to UN peace operations, in part by providing specialized capabilities such as medical teams and engineering support. That promise was followed in August, 2016 by a commitment to deploy up to 600 troops and 150 police officers on UN operations. Canada's contributions to UN peace missions are at their lowest levels in years with just 23 military personnel currently assigned to such operations. That's not likely to change soon. In the wake of Wednesday's commitments, Vance made clear that it will take many months yet of planning and discussions with the United Nations to determine how Canada's offers of personnel and equipment can best fit with ongoing missions. “Some of the ‘when' on smart pledges is years away. Some of the ‘when' on other potential operations is sooner than that,” he said. Some observers criticized the Liberal government for not committing personnel to a single mission, choosing instead to disperse personnel among many possible locations. But Vance said that despite speculation, there was never a plan in the works to deploy troops on a single UN operation, saying, “I've never received guidance that said do a mission with 600 (troops).” Suggestions that troops were headed to Mali, for example, or that the announcement had been delayed “didn't match the reality of the work we were doing,” Vance said. “There were a lot of assumptions made about, ‘hey, we're going to Africa',” Vance said Instead, he said that Canada was working with the United Nations “to figure out a new way of doing business.” And he said repeated fact-finding trips by bureaucrats and politicians, including visits to African countries, were not about scouting any one particular mission. “That's us doing research . . . that allowed us to arrive at an approach that government could consider,' he said. “We've been working for over a year to determine what are the various options available to government in terms of how to improve UN performance overall with Canadian troops,” Vance said. Yet given that Africa is the location of many UN missions so “it's very likely a place where we would offer contributions,” Vance said. The peace support strategy calls for a new training and advisory team to work with a nation before and during a deployment to improve their own ability to conduct peace operations. It also says that Canada will contribute to training centres and schools. Vance said such activities will be the “flagship” of the plan. “We're going to try and leverage the Canadian expertise, one of the best trained militaries in the world and best equipped, . . . so that UN mission performance can improve,” Vance said. Defence analyst Dave Perry said elements of the peacekeeping strategy make sense. The problem, he said, is that the government itself had raised expectations with its drawn-out decision-making and rhetoric about its intentions. “It wasn't just what the government was saying publicly. I think there were also a number of commitments that were strongly intimated to some of Canada's key allies,” Perry said in an interview. “My sense is that the different options that were put forward by the department of national defence for whatever reasons weren't palatable to the government,” said Perry, a senior analyst with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. While he said the contributions to UN operations were “modest,” Perry said Canada is better off providing military support to other missions, such as coalition efforts to combat Daesh, or NATO roles. “Bluntly, there are better ways of achieving Canadian national objectives in the world that through UN missions,” Perry said.

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