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By Jean H. Morin

This professional account of the main issue within the Persian Gulf strains the Canadian Forces committment to the Gulf area according to Iraqui aggression in 1990-1991. dependent upon their own reviews, quite a few interviews, and unrestricted entry to reliable papers, they've got produced a candid account of worth for either the army expert and the civilian.

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Staff checks and deployment preparations, "including physical modifications," were to be initiated for the dispatch of a three-ship naval force, "the preferred option being to deploy one DDK 280, one IRE and one AOR ... "27 Although the onus was therefore squarely upon MARCOM, the planning circle was widened to include Air Command (AIRCOM) and Mobile 29 The Canadian Forces in the Persian Gulf: Operation FRICTION, 1990-1991 Command (FMC). They were directed to lend whatever support was required.

Some of the helicopter upgrades were taken from other Forces aircraft, but many had to be purchased outright. The scope of the modifications was so extensive that the aircraft were given the unofficial designation CHI24(7; officially, they retained their CH124A status. August - September 1990 If the refitting of the Sea Kings was simplified by the fact that the design and installation process was applied to only one aircraft type, it was complicated by the stringent requirements of flight safety.

The ability to predict any adverse effect is an imprecise science at best and normally demands many hours of isolated testing and grooming before installation. 4 Dividing the work among three ships and standardizing the equipment between them in some ways simplified the problem. But even these advantages had hidden drawbacks. The same workers sometimes would be required in three different places at the same time. Moreover, since each of the ships were from three entirely different classes, the installation of a particular system usually posed three distinct challenges.

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