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An AFFV like this one is on its way to Cold Lake.
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4 Wing Fire Department to receive new equipment

December 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm

DND/The Courier Nine Canadian Armed Forces bases, including CFB Cold Lake, will receive new fire trucks in the coming months. Known as the Aerial Fire Fighting Vehicle (AFFV), the new trucks provide fire fighting capabilities, rescue, and casualty evacuation to a height of 35 metres. The vehicles were procured to fight fires on modern infrastructure including fires in ammunition and fuel containment areas. They also have a casualty recovery platform, something previous vehicles didn’t have.Read More

Members of 4 Wing were among those on parade.
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Air Task Force – Romania marches in Romanian National Day parade

December 19, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Capt Mathew Strong, Air Task Force – Romania Public Affairs Members of the Operation Reassurance Air Task Force in Romania (ATF-Romania) participated in a parade commemorating the Romanian National Day in Bucharest on December 1. “Since the start of our mission, when we first arrived here in Romania, we pledged to interact with and support our Romanian hosts as much as possible,” said LCol Mark Hickey, Commander of ATF – Romania. “When the opportunity toRead More

Government launches competitive process to replace CF-18 fighters

December 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Public Services and Procurement Canada/The Courier The Government of Canada has announced a competition to permanently replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-188 Hornet fighter fleet. As outlined in the Strong, Secure, Engaged defence policy, Canada will purchase 88 advanced fighter aircraft, the most significant investment in the Royal Canadian Air Force in more than 30 years. Proposals will be assessed on cost, technical requirements and industrial, technological and economic benefits. The evaluation of bidsRead More