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    LAV 6.0

    ^Good news. Was there a reason given why there aren't any Mortar Carrier or SHORAD versions bought too? Seems like we're going full-LAV 6.0 anyways, why not go full-bore?
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    Replacing the Subs

    Another thought would be if we did get rid of a sub-surface capability and instead boosted another capability, what would even come close??? 1) A large order for P8s for the RCAF? 2) An all-in approach on XLUUV development or Five-Eye collab on existing projects? 3) Expeditionary/Amphibious...
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    Replacing the Subs

    I wonder how the damage to Corner Brook has moved up the high-level meeting to discuss the future of RCNs sub service. I'm sure it's an easy $20Bish bill to avoid while deciding about the $120B+ Fighter and CSC bills too. Should be reaching out to the US for reduced-VLS/strike capability and...
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    CH-146 Griffon

    Didn't want to make another Attack Helicopter thread. Up to 35 AH-1Zs from USMC may be available. Would be a game-changer to actually add a capability and possibly have them maintained in Mirabel. Marines Reportedly 'Decommissioning' AH-1Zs As They Shutter Helicopter Operations In Hawaii...
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    I love this idea. A Non-DND Crown Corp could contract 1 or 2 to run food/fuel/medical equipment/etc... to help reduce the cost of living up north too. Use these summer delivery runs to train with AOPS, visit northern communities/build gov't-FN relations. Make these ships convertible hospitals...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    I agree with Pivo. This project comes at a bad time, and is too important to federal political strategy to fail, and should have been broken down into 2 projects. Bad time as we have another huge fighter project to buy at the same time, plus with COVID.... I think i've said this before, but...
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    Military eyes adaptive camouflage, self-repairing clothing for future troops

    Unless it's a secret game-changer, this is a great way to waste money. As FJAG put it, this money could've been put towards one of the many capability gaps or shortcomings the CF has. I'm particularly irked by: So what's the point of this then? Make stuff that doesn't exist yet? I'd love to...
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    Australian navy's hunt for new sub to replace Collins class

    You ever think a reason we haven't started a Victoria-class replacement is because someone/people are watching the Collins-class replacement project and seeing how to not do it? Would be a mirror case for us: SSN capability is favourable but something we as a Navy or our Industry have ever...
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    JUSTAS: the project to buy armed Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAVs

    I know it's different, but that was fast... Transport Canada to acquire a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) from Elbit Systems https://vanguardcanada.com/transport-canada-to-acquire-a-remotely-piloted-aircraft-system-rpas-from-elbit-systems/
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    This project is in the news more than ever, all shedding this in a bad light, all avoidable. Should've started 2 warship projects, both very different. First project should've been for 3 or 4 AAW/DDGs to replace the Tribals ASAP. Should have built them first before the AOPS. All design...
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    Army Reserve Restructuring

    You could as what is the real purpose of a CDS or MND? Its clear that reorganisation and innovation is a part of the job only on paper/its public face and not the main focus, or else we'd see more noticable change every few years. They really just seem like senior-management positions and not...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Is it prudent to buy more than 8 or so of each system? Won't many of these systems be outdated by the time the hull is ready for them to be installed (even though we are buying cutting edge)? It'd be like buying 2020 tech for a 2040 ship - or in simpler terms - 1970s tech on the 1996/last Halifax.
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    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    Our "new" used former RAAF classic hornets are now entering the museum circuit. Maybe there was a clause in the contract to have access to the museum pieces. Perhaps in a few years we'll be scavenging those for spare parts. War Memorial welcomes RAAF Classic Hornet to collection...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Speaking of mortars... ROYAL MARINES ROLL-OUT NEW VEHICLES ON MORTAR EXERCISES https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2020/december/03/201203-45-commando-mortars Easy, cheap, localized solution to a problem? Reserve artillery units could run these pretty easy, don't cost...
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    I agree with FJAG completely. CF should be able to provide more varied options for gov't in order to maintain its relevancy as well. The UK has recently fundamentally changed the way the Royal Marines operate, with forward-placed groups and 2 nearly-dedicated Amphib ships to provide a fast...
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