Thursday, February 02, 2006

CF Sea King down off Denmark

The Globe and Mail reports the loss of a Canadian Forces Sea King helicopter from HMCS Athabaskan off the east coast of Denmark. The crew are safe and CF plan to salvage the helicopter. It must be hard enough to convince yourself to fly a 40-year old helicopter off a destroyer let alone one that's got a soaking in salt water. The Liberals first killed the EH-101 replacement order at a cost of $50m then ordered the S-92 to create a new fleet type within the CF. No arrivals until 2007 so we keep on flogging these old choppers. Let's see what Harper can do about the replacement of the C-130s, the tendering of which was swiftly becoming another Liberal fiasco.

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