Tuesday, July 12, 2011

CC-177 Globemaster III

A CC-177 Globemaster III of 429 Transport Squadron Trenton taking off from Trapani, Italy on March 24, 2011. The Canadian Forces will contribute six CF-188 Hornet aircraft in support of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 (2011), in addition to the support furnished by HMCS Charlottetown, currently conducting presence and surveillance patrols as part of the Standing NATO Reaction Force Maritime Group 1 (SNMG 1) deployed in the Mediterranean. 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron is an integral part of NORAD and of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In peacetime, the squadron's fighters provide continuous surveillance of the East Coast of Canada. In addition, it must be ready for rapid deployment anywhere in the world in support of NATO or contingency operations. (Photo: Corporal Marc-André Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera/© 2011, DND-MDN Canada)

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