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Ships & Vessels / Re: Replacing the Subs
« Last post by SeaKingTacco on Today at 23:26:01 »
Lets be very careful with the direction that this thread is heading.

In my career, I have worked against a Type 209, several LA Class SSNs, a Virginia Class SSN and 2 out of our 4 Victoria Class SSKs.

In order of difficulty They gave me (easiest to hardest), they were:

Type 209
Virginia Class
LA Class
Victoria Class

Some of had it had to do with the structure of the exercises (the poor Type 209 was forced to be a staked goat). A lot of it has to do with the skill of the particular Captain and the water conditions of the day.

I think I just plain got lucky on the Virginia (BTW, in ASW, I will take luck any day of the week). But, consistently, I have had my butt handed to me by the Victoria Class boats. I think they are both pretty quiet (or quiet enough) and generally very well driven.
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Ships & Vessels / Re: Replacing the Subs
« Last post by Underway on Today at 23:07:14 »
With advances in sonobuoy technology it is increasingly difficult for the submarine to remain undetected.

I’ve played with loud SSKs.  I’ve stumbled upon extremely quiet SSKs. 

The loudest SSK I played with was our own.  I have searched for and tracked the Victoria class in the Med, Atlantic and Pacific.  They are loud boats.

Post or pre most recent refit?
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Military Current Affairs & News / Re: Dress and Deportment
« Last post by mariomike on Today at 23:00:17 »
When you sign the dotted line, you agreed to obey all lawful orders. Those include fitness, dress, deportment and maybe on the odd occasion doing foot drill. You may not like it but you’re commited to obey those lawful orders.

I don't think many would refuse a lawful order.

But, personal and professional pride is something inside you. Some have it. Some don't.
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Foreign Militaries / Re: SUBMISS Argentine Navy
« Last post by Hamish Seggie on Today at 22:55:14 »
RIP sailors.
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Military Current Affairs & News / Re: Dress and Deportment
« Last post by Hamish Seggie on Today at 22:52:57 »
When you sign the dotted line, you agreed to obey all lawful orders. Those include fitness, dress, deportment and maybe on the odd occasion doing foot drill. You may not like it but you’re commited to obey those lawful orders. 
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Military Current Affairs & News / Re: Dress and Deportment
« Last post by mariomike on Today at 22:47:19 »
Any organization where people where a uniform is a place where they care about appearance. At 16, I had a job at Footlocker and we had dress standards there. McDonald's expects a certain standard of dress for their management.

If you are paid to help the public, dress and deportment - what some may call manners, attitude, behavior, courtesy or etiquette - are critical. Especially when going into a home.

In the Service Corps, we watched our driving. It communicated our regard for public safety. The trucks were a four-sided billboard.

How times have changed. 

Everything seemed so simple. Sh!t, shower, shave, shine.  :)





 

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Military Current Affairs & News / Re: Dress and Deportment
« Last post by Tcm621 on Today at 21:55:10 »
I'll be frank here. Your embarrassment sounds like a personal problem. Because this is definitely the type of stuff that only people in the CAF ever seem to get worked up about. The public doesn't have a massive preference for seeing people in their DEUs rather than combats. They're just fine seeing us in the orders of dress in which we actually work. What's the point of blackening work boots? Hell, half of them are brown now-a-days anyways. Those "unkempt" beards you're going on about? Likely well within regulations. 2 cm of bulk is a fair amount of beard, and no where in the regulations does it state stuff like keeping your neck shaved which I also often see as a complaint.

Frankly, I'd kindly suggest that it'd be a lot better for your mental health if you try to focus upon being embarrassed only for yourself and your own actions, and quit worrying about what everyone else is doing. Because, once again, none of this actually affects operational performance. So therefore a lot of people who got into this job to actually defend Canada, and didn't join for the dog-and-pony shows simply won't give a hoot, and will put in the bare minimum required to adhere to the minimum standards set out in the regulations.

Maybe if more people felt embarrassed about the state of our military, we would be in a better place than we are now.  And if you think the CAF are the only people who care about a professional appearance, you're just wrong. Any organization where people where a uniform is a place where they care about appearance. At 16, I had a job at Footlocker and we had dress standards there. McDonald's expects a certain standard of dress for their management. The military takes it farther than almost anywhere else but did anyone join with some other idea of how the military was when it came to appearance?

I care about the CAF. It bothers me that we are know as the poorest, fattest, most unprofessional looking military in a first world country.  There are a lot of things we can't fix. If your flight suit is threadbare and it's the best one you could get, there is nothing you can do about it. If we are begging other militaries for equipment because we don't have them. There is nothing we can do about it. On the other hand, it takes less than 2 hours worth of work a month to ensure you project the best image you can.

I don't care if your beard is 1.75 cm or 2.5 cms, just groom it in a neat manner and you're good to go.  Boots are beaten up, supply does not have your size and you are in the air force so you can't benefit from BOOTFORGEN?  Throw some of the black cream on once or twice a week so it stays black. Cut your hair every two weeks. Go in with a buddy and buy some clippers if you are concerned about 30-40 dollars a month.  It's so easy and most people spend more time complaining about "petty dictators" than just doing it.  A professional appearance have positive effect on both public perception and one's self confidence leading to increased performance.
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Radio Chatter / Re: Star Trek: Picard SDCC Trailer
« Last post by Dimsum on Today at 20:58:46 »
But you have to remember that this is a prequel to the original series taking place ten years before Kirk et al take the route to "explore strange new worlds" (and that whole touchy-feely Federation) and some ninety years after the Star Trek: Enterprise prequel series with Scott Bakula (remember that one?)It was a different galaxy pre-Kirk.  ;D

I like stand alones too but I do like longer story arcs which is why I was a big fan of Babylon 5. Judging by the voice over to the Picard series and the whole depression/destruction of Vulcan thing, I have the feeling that you'll be disappointed and that this will be an arc type of story line series.

 :cheers:

I have to agree - I really like DISCO because of the darker (I would say "realistic") aspects and the arc-style of storytelling.  I also really liked B5 for that as well.  They seemed to ham-fist it with Section 31 in DISCO; it was cool in DS9 but they are very visible in DISCO for a shadowy organization. 

Then again, of all the DS9 (arguably all of Star Trek) episodes, I thought "In the Pale Moonlight" is one of the best specifically because it delves into the darker side of the Federation. 
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Radio Chatter / Re: Star Trek: Picard SDCC Trailer
« Last post by FJAG on Today at 20:42:10 »
I found ST - Discovery missed the theme of what Star Trek was always supposed to be about.  I loved TNG, Voyager, DS9 universe and how deep that creation became over the decades.   It’ll be interesting to see where this Picard show goes 🤷🏼‍♂️

But you have to remember that this is a prequel to the original series taking place ten years before Kirk et al take the route to "explore strange new worlds" (and that whole touchy-feely Federation) and some ninety years after the Star Trek: Enterprise prequel series with Scott Bakula (remember that one?)It was a different galaxy pre-Kirk.  ;D

[geek alert]

I always felt that the strength of ST was that each episode was effectively a stand alone affair. There were always related episodes, but you didn't need to watch every week, or even necessarily watch the episodes in order. This worked well for TOS, TNG, DS9 and Voyager. As evidenced by the middle two seasons of ST:E, the story arc approach was the kiss of death. Discovery seems to be holding to the story arc approach, so it remains to be seen how long lived it will be. I hope that ST:Picard returns to the previously successful approach.

[/geek alert]

I like stand alones too but I do like longer story arcs which is why I was a big fan of Babylon 5. Judging by the voice over to the Picard series and the whole depression/destruction of Vulcan thing, I have the feeling that you'll be disappointed and that this will be an arc type of story line series.

 :cheers:
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International Defence and Security / Re: Tanker War 2.0
« Last post by Good2Golf on Today at 20:30:07 »
Video of Iranian commando's taking UK tanker.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-uk-tanker-video-commando-rappelling

That 120’ fast rope would lead to some pretty hot hands by the time they reach the deck. Not sure why the IRG Mi-17 pilots were so high.  Good thing nobody lost their grip on the fast rope...they’d be a deck-pizza in a hurry.
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