Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 428

Arctic Yearbook 2014 428 Wezeman, S.T. (2012). Military Capabilities in the Arctic. SIPRI Background Paper. March 2012. Retrieved from Zysk, K. (2010, August). Russian perspectives on Arctic security. Baltic Rim Economies. 4(31): 17-18. Zysk, K. (2011). Military Aspects of Russia´s Arctic Policy: Hard Power and Natural Resources. In Kraska, J. (ed.) (2011). Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change (pp. 85-106). New York: Cambridge University Press. Annex 1: Military Capabilities in the Arctic Air capabilities Canada15 - the Royal Canadian Air Force operates 18 CP-140 (P-3C) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft that have the range to patrol the Arctic region from their base on the east coast of Canada -they will be replaced by 10–12 new aircraft from 2020 - 80 F/A-18 combat aircraft stationed in south-east and central Canada that are regularly deployed in the Arctic region, especially to intercept Russian bomber, which are supported by 7 tanker aircraft - Aircraft acquisitions in recent years, such as of C-130J and C-17 transport aircraft, have been partly for Arctic missions -Joint Uninhabited Surveillance and Target Acquisition System (JUSTAS) project for 6 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for maritime and Arctic patrol - air surveillance radars North Warning System, which forms part of the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) - plans to replace the F/A-18s with 65 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) from 2020 -17 search-and-rescue aircraft are plan