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  1. MTShaw

    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    They are the smallest of MAN’s big line. 7200KW per is certainly enough. https://nss.seaspan.com/featured-news/man-energy-solutions-canada-to-provide-engines-for-the-joint-support-ships/ PDF https://www.man-es.com/docs/default-source/marine/man-es_l3_man_v32-44cr-propulsion_preview.pdf
  2. MTShaw

    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    Sure. Damen offers great OPV concepts.
  3. MTShaw

    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    That’ll never happen. During the CSS RFP process, the Naval Group decided to try to take over the NSS because Irving is not to be trusted.
  4. MTShaw

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    AFAIK the F-35 has RAM coating baked into the outer surface of the plane itself.
  5. MTShaw

    CP-140 Aurora

    They are in use with Swedes and have been proposed to the Fins through their HX program. Also
  6. MTShaw

    CP-140 Aurora

    Not that one, this one
  7. MTShaw

    CP-140 Aurora

    It will likely be a Saab C4I Global Eye Bomardier based plane because it’s Canadian and it’s more sophisticated that P8 which is just a over grown MPA with shitty range and loitering capability.
  8. MTShaw

    Replacing the Subs

    It will likely be about oil and minerals, as always.
  9. MTShaw

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    To be the best of my knowledge, the programs are a go.They’d be supporting Canadian industry with the purchases. I don’t think they’re going to go full Chrétien.
  10. MTShaw

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    http://dgpaapp.forces.gc.ca/en/defence-capabilities-blueprint/index.asp According to the blueprint, HMG is not doing to bad. Tons of equipment expenditures is what is going to move our defence/gdp toward to 2%.
  11. MTShaw

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    As I said in a different thread, they’re probably out of time.
  12. MTShaw

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    That may be the case. But HMG would have to shutdown an industry. Given our vaccine problems, any government is capable of doing just that.
  13. MTShaw

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    And thus, we circle back, inexorably, back to the Gripen. If we start building fighters in Canada, we will never be able to stop. The pattern will change when we join with Saab/Sweden, BAE/Britain and Leonardo/Italy for the Tempest program.
  14. MTShaw

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    Just an FYI, my MP is a Liberal. I asked her, amongst many other question (and from a good distance) about military procurement, she said they are going to buy new planes because they are simply out of time. Also, when I spoke to Minister Sajjan very briefly last fall, I asked him if they were...
  15. MTShaw

    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Given the other problems with the class, I’d say poor design.
  16. MTShaw

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    That’s exactly why the government will not shutdown public projects. $17 billion over 20 years is not that much. Now, instead of $3 gigadollars per year, we will spend $3.85 Giga Loonies. Not chump change, but real a big deal either.
  17. MTShaw

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    I’ll defer to your expertise on force structure. My point is that none of the bids are ideal. Lockheed said they may build a factory for the C-130 in the Vancouver area. That would win the industrial for me. Buy the supply chain is so brittle that they have yet been able to movie F-35 parts...
  18. MTShaw

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    We could split the buy. The F-35 supply chain is very brittle because it passes through less stable countries like Turkey or the US.  :whistle:
  19. MTShaw

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    I will add the DS30M cannons on the Type 23 can mount 5-7 “Martlet” Missiles. They’re apparently effective for fast boats.
  20. MTShaw

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Given that Lockheed Martin is at the top of the contractor cake, I would be stunned if the LRASM wouldn’t at least be offered. And any ABM missile purchases would be hush-hush. So who knows.
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