HMCS Toronto Flight Ops

HMCS Toronto’s CH-148 helicopter deploying decoy flares in June while operating with NATO’s SNMG2. The aircraft, originally designed for offshore oil industry passenger service, retained the passenger windows. At last report, electronics and full combat capability will not be until 2013, an incredible 48 years after Sea King Replacement program launched. The CH-148 also has the same limitation of the CH-124 Sea King, having no ASuW (Anti-Surface Warfare) capability.

Raptor, the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter attached to HMCS TORONTO fires the aircraft’s self-defence flares while conducting flying operations over the Mediterranean Sea during Operation REASSURANCE, June 12, 2019. Photo: MCpl Manuela Berger, Formation Imaging Services Halifaxr
Raptor, the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter attached to HMCS TORONTO fires the aircraft’s self-defence flares while conducting flying operations over the Mediterranean Sea during Operation REASSURANCE, June 12, 2019. Photo: MCpl Manuela Berger, Formation Imaging Services Halifaxr
Raptor, the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter attached to HMCS TORONTO fires the aircraft’s self-defence flares while conducting flying operations over the Mediterranean Sea during Operation REASSURANCE, June 12, 2019. Photo: MCpl Manuela Berger, Formation Imaging Services Halifaxr

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