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

    shouldn’t, or can’t…?? There’s a lot of taxpayer dollars going to them, and their ability to complete work according to timelines has a direct affect on national security and our ability to deploy aircraft. I’m curious. As I’m sure others are too.
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    Whatever happened to those grenade launchers similar to the one pictured above, but had like a 6-round drum? I always pictured one could do absolute mayhem with one of those…
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    U.S.: Helloooooo Cdn Peacekeeping Force? Where Are You?

    Regardless of whatever UN mission they may potentially end up on, I personally don’t think it’s worth the hassle in the end. The UN needs to streamline it’s operations, and have an end goal in mind. It can’t just drag itself along, while wrapping more and more layers of tape around itself...
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    U.S.: Helloooooo Cdn Peacekeeping Force? Where Are You?

    On the one hand, a 200 member force deployed on the right UN peacekeeping op could be beneficial in many ways. It helps retain junior members, gives the media some CAF material to report on that isn’t inherently negative, shows the world that we can back up our announcements, etc. On the...
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    CH-146 Griffon

    I hope someone in Bell thinks as strategically as you do. Plenty of countries that need to replace their current rotary wing assets, but are unable to pursue FVL due to finances or skill sets among crews. It’s a niche that, if a company focused on filling, could do quite well for themselves.
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    CH-146 Griffon

    The US has I think learned from the F-35 that putting all of their eggs in one basket, and one product, isn’t the wisest of ideas. While the 280 may win the US Army contract, the USAF, USN, and USMC may order the alternative or a mix of the two. I don’t think DoD will want to be beholden to...
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    CH-146 Griffon

    True the CAF doesn’t have a seat at FVL - but does anybody other than the US Army currently have a seat? I’m sure the other American services will jump on quickly once production starts and machines are flying. But do any other countries have a seat at that table yet? The timeline with FVL...
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    CH-146 Griffon

    Build new helicopters… generating employment for workers throughout Ontario and Quebec (with various suppliers throughout the country, I’m sure)… that could be built with the improvements that have long been identified… that results in a younger fleet, with higher performance, and good for...
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    Videos reveal moldy, disgusting Camp Lejeune barracks where Marines are forced to live

    Only in Canada would we build shacks without insulation 😅🤦🏼‍♂️ It’s not like we use facilities and equipment outside of it’s intended use… It isn’t like isn’t winter 6-7 months of the year…
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    That’s my question too… what does this accomplish? Does this help us ‘pull our weight’? In terms of the Ukraine mission, are we currently considered by some to not be pulling our weight? If not, what does pulling our weight look like? 🤷🏼‍♂️
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    Op UNIFIER - CAF and the Ukraine Crisis

    Does this count as ‘pulling our weight’ more? 🤷🏼‍♂️ Parking a warship in the Black Sea isn’t deterring against unprovoked aggression. It’s Russia’s backyard. It is a good way to escalate things on the military side though… The CF-18’s in Romania are already performing the NATO Air Policing...
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    Op UNIFIER - CAF and the Ukraine Crisis

    DND can do absolutely nothing about this issue, and it isn’t on us anyway. DND/CAF are in Ukraine as part of a training mission, to assist in the training of Ukrainian troops. Who the Ukraine recruits and how stringent the application process is for people to get in is entirely on them. 0.02
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    British army pulling out of Suffield

    To be fair, the ME & Africa are both a lot closer to them than we are. And if the proxy wars of the future are most likely to happen in those theatres, it does make sense to do their training in a climate/terrain similar to what they will be operating in. Shilo is great because it has so...
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    Videos reveal moldy, disgusting Camp Lejeune barracks where Marines are forced to live

    Okay I actually chuckled out loud at that 😅🙏🏻
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    Marine Corps plan calls for some future Marines to skip boot camp

    I absolutely agree. A person with a rifle/machine gun/ATGM can engage a nearby target, and usually take out that target. Nothing new there. But a person skilled in cyber operations, who knows what to do & how to do it? That person can shut down our entire society while drinking a coffee...
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    Marine Corps plan calls for some future Marines to skip boot camp

    I'm with Dimsum on this, it sounds - from the article anyway - that being able to fill niche positions quickly is what he is after. Personally, I think it's a good idea. These folks aren't going to be out in the field bayonetting the enemy with the rifle companies. I doubt this will interfere...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    😅 Pentagon Wars!
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    Trudeau U.S. visit delivers wake-up call about new North American reality

    Regardless of whether I agree with your positions or not (in this case, neither, as I don’t know enough to have an informed opinion) - they are always elegantly put, and I always enjoy reading them. 🥂
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    Trudeau U.S. visit delivers wake-up call about new North American reality

    I’ve got some interesting digging to do today. Thanks for those leads, I wouldn’t have even known to where to start when it comes to those. I was quite surprised when I heard how many Canadians are in prison in China. If an ex-diplomat can be snatched up and held for that long, and provided...
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    Trudeau U.S. visit delivers wake-up call about new North American reality

    While our relationship may not be perfect - we have far far far more in common with the US than we do with China. Plus our collective North American culture, geography, families with members in both countries, etc - we should focus on repairing what can be repaired more than anything else...
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