posted on May, 28 2012 @ 05:44 PM
This is a bit of an odd post, but an old friend a senior member of CAF (Canada is as far as I know the only nation with a unified armed forces,
something nations with smaller military services should take a serious look at. We would have a full blown riot at the Pentagon given the clique's we
have in our individual services; air force, army, etc. So would China, Russia, UK Australia, many others are very provincial)
I first met this gentleman when I visited NORAD in the early 1990's He was a senior technology aid associated at CAF (Canadian Armed Forces) What few
people know though its hardly a secret is the USA and Canada share equally as Commanders of NORAD at Cheyenne mountain.
Canada is the second largest country on Earth, after Russia and very important because in the cold war it was assumed that a first strike would come
over the poles, and very likely cross Canada territory first. That means it made sense to all to have Canada take them on and therefore even though we
didn't think Canada would be a target except a back-up NORAD CnC that is in Canada.
Over the years we have built more and I can't tell you where. The way it still works is an Advanced Grade military officer, General, Admiral, etc
from each the US and Canada share command 50/50 over the entire defense of the continent. A very good arrangement.
The gentlemen who was kind enough to call me out of the blue was aware of my ALS. In my line of work no way such things are secret from certain
parties very long. Christ, is nothing sacred? But when I met him at NORAD he was then a General, though not the commander at the time, and he retired
We got in a long conversation about technology, both our fields. In truth why he was at NORAD that day why, he didn't say why, and it wasn't like
me to ask to much. But he did comment on something I remembered at the time.
There is a "British" aircraft that was never adopted, the TSR-2. Truth is most of the planes technology was "grafted" on the plane but certain
technology that had to do with the internal systems were invented in Canada, by Canadians. Canada produced some very interesting stuff over the years,
but got little credit except for the dreadful "flying saucer" called the areo-car, which the US bought the company and frankly took everything in
the office at the time, with the RCMP permission I should add. Oh, it gets better...
The fact is I mentioned the TRS-2 and he said yes he both knew a lot about it, indeed he helped invent some of the most advanced aircraft technology
at the time. Now I was drooling. Pathetic, but true. At the time the Canadians adopted US aircraft interceptors.
The F-101 Voodoo, armed w/nuclear weapons and conventional ones, the F-106 Delta Dart also with Genie Nuclear Rockets (a nuclear armed weapon is not
needed to be "guided" just point in the target of the bombers for which they were designed to do, good enough) One thing the could to is go to
maximum altitude to provide a nuclear barrier to not very well but possible provide a nuclear largely heavy neutron yield to stop an incoming ICBM, 1
chance in hell, but 1 is better then none. And other UK and US aircraft.
The Canadians also came up with an ingenious "add on" to both their Nimrod (a good UK aircraft) used for anti-submarine and AWACS, like our similar
AWACS aircraft. I don't know but have a hunch they got at least a few 707 military variants, but that I can't confirm. The US had ground control
capability of our F-106 air defense interceptors, the Canadians chose to use there AWACS that would tie-in to the interceptors. We saw that and did
In my next post, I'll tell you how I was so impressed with the "Canadian" TSR-2, but sorry, I'm very tired. Later all.