Ramping up search and rescue readiness

The Canadian Forces' national area of responsibility for search and rescue is some 15-million square-kilometres, extending east and west, by international convention, to the oceanic boundaries between adjacent nations, south along the recognized border with the US, and up to the North Pole. The region therefore includes vast regions of diverse terrain, sparsely settled land mass, and an enormous region of oceanic approach.

Col. Paul Drover
Published: Wednesday, 05/05/2010 12:00 am EDT

The Canadian Forces' national area of responsibility for search and rescue is some 15-million square-kilometres, extending east and west, by international convention, to the oceanic boundaries between adjacent nations, south along the recognized border with the US, and up to the North Pole. The region therefore includes vast regions of diverse terrain, sparsely settled land mass, and an enormous region of oceanic approach.

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