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JUSTAS: the project to buy armed Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAVs

They don't for the same reason MSE OPs don't(cramped spaces, safety of lives, etc.)... It would cost too much, so they get what they get, and they can get out if they don't like it.
And for AECs, that’s pretty much exactly what’s happening. NAV CANADA is all too willing to take them.
 
CANSOF assaulters don’t get an allowance either. It’s in their pay. I would never compare SARTECs and Assaulters to any aircrew. They actually put their life on the line regularly. The probability of getting seriously injured or killed as a SARTEC is close to 1…

Not the same level of compensation; I should have worded it differently. I meant “similar as in their
Am I understanding this correctly though? This will be a facility that will be permanently attached to the ground in Ottawa? If so, why would the control station have to be cramped?

And as for concentrating for long periods and responsible for the safety of people. Doesn't that equally describe an Air Traffic Controller?

Not trying to be contentious here. :)

ATC isn’t going to deal with targetting / dropping kill stores on other humans. RPAS crews…more than likely. They will likely experience things like Aurora crews did in Libya, Iraq and Syria but from a GCS and with the addition PGMs on hard points.
 
CANSOF assaulters don’t get an allowance either. It’s in their pay.

For clarity, I was thinking SOF Supporter vice assaulters, similar to the $ levels for CAT 1 supporters at this link:


It's early, but isn't this the allowance for Assaulters? I thought it was only Pilots and SAR Tech that had the environmental allowance embedded into their pay, I thought SOF just had a base pay increase.


I would never compare SARTECs and Assaulters to any aircrew. They actually put their life on the line regularly. The probability of getting seriously injured or killed as a SARTEC is close to 1…

Technically, SAR Techs are aircrew IAW the policy (CFAO). But agreed, and I'm not suggesting RPAS crews should be compared to SAR/SOF. I think AIRCRA falls short of an environmental allowance, based on the Op tempo that fleet will experience and the things they will be exposed to way more regularly than any other fleet (IMO).
 
It's early, but isn't this the allowance for Assaulters? I thought it was only Pilots and SAR Tech that had the environmental allowance embedded into their pay, I thought SOF just had a base pay increase.
205.385(2) (Entitlement) Subject to paragraph (3), a member of the Regular Force or of the Reserve Force who is on Class “B” or “C” Reserve Service is entitled to this allowance if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. the member occupies a designated position for the purposes of this instruction;
  2. the member reports for duty in the designated special operations position;
  3. the member is not disentitled under CBI 205.29 (Environmental Allowances Matrix) or CBI 10.3.08 (Environmental Allowances); and
  4. the member is not eligible to be paid under CBI 204.31 (Pay – Special Forces and Search and Rescue Specialist) or CBI 204.531 (Pay – Special Forces and Search and Rescue Specialist – Reserve Force).
 
ATC isn’t going to deal with targetting / dropping kill stores on other humans. RPAS crews…more than likely. They will likely experience things like Aurora crews did in Libya, Iraq and Syria but from a GCS and with the addition PGMs on hard points.

I forgot to mention the Spewer/CHUD folks in Afghanistan. We also have some aircrew working with NATO RPAS on OUTCANs, and some ASCOs who have done exchange postings with the RAAF that did operational tours in a theatre IIRC.
 
205.385(2) (Entitlement) Subject to paragraph (3), a member of the Regular Force or of the Reserve Force who is on Class “B” or “C” Reserve Service is entitled to this allowance if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. the member occupies a designated position for the purposes of this instruction;
  2. the member reports for duty in the designated special operations position;
  3. the member is not disentitled under CBI 205.29 (Environmental Allowances Matrix) or CBI 10.3.08 (Environmental Allowances); and
  4. the member is not eligible to be paid under CBI 204.31 (Pay – Special Forces and Search and Rescue Specialist) or CBI 204.531 (Pay – Special Forces and Search and Rescue Specialist – Reserve Force).


Ahh, seen.

I think the RPAS allowance should fall somewhere around the higher end LDA - SOF Supporter CAT 1 levels in terms of $. I have no doubt they will be high demand/high op tempo/high burn-out.
 
@dimsum. Not sure if you've seen this video on how the US Army operates the MQ1 Gray Eagle. The last part which deals with the establishment and organization behind a twelve aircraft company is quite enlightening.


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