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On the flip side, land forces logistics has always been underserved, and the CH-147F was specifically procured to resolve the CAF's deficiency in this regard. The CH-147Ds (6) were specific to the AFG theatre, in response to the Manley Report's stated capability requirements for the operation. CH-147F fulfilled an operational requirement for the CAF in general, the institutional identification (2004) of which formally pre-dated the change in Canada's mission from a constabulary/rebuilding role to a combat role to the south in early-2006. Regarding reconnaissance and attack capabilities, Canada made its choice as to how such capabilities would be delivered, and the degree to which aviation would play a part in their provision. A mission-specific suite of sensor and weapons (INGRESS - Interoperable Griffon Reconnaissance Escort Surveillance System) for the Griffon was as far as reconnaissance and attack got in the past. Sorry Loachman, but it's likely that any future recce and 'attack' aviation capability will be similar in nature (capability-wise) to INGRESS, should Canada decide to procure such capability.