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  1. KevinB

    Counter UAS

    As @Underway alluded to above most of the non kinetic methods are heavily classified. A lot of OS originating DOD or other Gov programs in this realm quickly fall under secret or higher, as issues they bring forward are identified.
  2. KevinB

    Counter UAS

    Some do, other options are more focused directionally. Think like a LRAD system, but less oriented towards incapacitation/degradation of humans, but enemy UAS/UCV. Most commercial drones are easy EW kills that won’t affect friendly shielded systems.
  3. KevinB

    Ricks Napkin Challenge- The Infantry Section and Platoon

    I’d argue it’s more task and capability based. Dismounted troops generally require more firepower so that means more people to carry weapons and ammo. Looking at an Army SF ODA or MARSOC team, they will usually have 3-4 vehicles and sometimes even more. Granted different role - but doing...
  4. KevinB

    Oppressive Airport Security Requirements - Time for a review?

    I’ve seen issues with knives when flying armed - and it’s fairly common from others I’ve talked to. Remember for the masses, the illusion of security is more important than security itself.
  5. KevinB

    "Chariots on Fire" - IFV SOPs

    I think the question is what does one need out of a vehicle. A 30-40mm cannon could have a secondary duty as an Anti Aircraft system. ATGM systems like Javelin or Hellfire could also be used for limited AA (Anti helicopter) or use a Stinger in place of a Anti Armor missile. Any of those...
  6. KevinB

    FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities

    Agreed- but something something costs something etc was a known issue years ago. It’s like the CAF enjoys being asleep at the switch. Which someone probably sold as a cost cutting endeavor…
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    You are the reason I drink’ — Airmen bid adieu to decrepit aircraft dubbed ‘Lucifer’s Chariot’

    One has to wonder why the replacements where also -135’s. I’d have thought that that mission would have gotten a little bit more support than retired tankers being refitted.
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    FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities

    I don't get why the CAF doesn't make more PMQ and Singles Quarters on bases. Yes, I understand the infrastructure requirements, and associated costs, but in some areas, it is the only reasonable method of housing, unless you expect they to take on second jobs. Frankly secured housing will...
  9. KevinB

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Ack, I don't like time share concepts - but I also am very skeptical of Cdn Gov willingness to actually equip a forward force if it doesn't have troops -- I see it being a paper Army I'd argue that one has about half of 2 Medium Bde worth - the LAV's, and that is really it. As far as the...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Good point. But if you have 1/3rd to 1/2 of the Bde predeployed -and all it’s equipment you could do fly over Bde ex’s and rotate the permanent personnel every 2 years or so - so you could cheap out back home and only have a battle group or so of kit in Canada.
  11. KevinB

    Shooting farther with more punch: The Army finally found an M4 and SAW replacement

    There is no PSpec for the gun - Sig is going to get paid regardless…
  12. KevinB

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Okay I see that outlook - but realistically the outcome is the same. There are still the same number of bodies. If the Res system was more like down here - those numbers wouldn’t be hollow. The system needs to be fixed for any meaningful change to occur. I figured Heavy is fully...
  13. KevinB

    Shooting farther with more punch: The Army finally found an M4 and SAW replacement

    Further to my annoyance. If one looks at the timeline - the first 40 guns aren’t even delivered to the Army till late 2023 There currently isn’t any 6.8 BSA ammo in any quantity. Government Mann test barrel fixture firing found that none of the barrel lasted over 1,000 rds in initial testing...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    I don’t see that a method hiding rust and or holes in one system won’t do it in the other. IMHO there needs to be an effective way to cut out rust and holes - and that needs to be firmly in place before any structural changes. I also don’t see the need/want for a 2nd DIV Canada can’t...
  15. KevinB

    Shooting farther with more punch: The Army finally found an M4 and SAW replacement

    Silly Miley…. Then the idiot Robert Scales (I refuse to call him BGen) who was a Vietnam era Artilery officer who was recalled after 911 and worked a staff desk at JSOC Mattis also fell for the lethality push. It annoys the crap out of me at 6.5 Creedmore offers 95%+ of what 6.8 BSA (Big...
  16. KevinB

    Ukraine - Superthread

    When you say modern and powerful, you missed adding ‘for Russia’ It’s a 1980’s western AFV, at best a early Bradley peer. It’s based on a T-72 chassis - so no incredible mobility and the dual 30mm cannon aren’t exactly mounted in the greatest of turrets and suffer from accuracy at ranges...
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    Shooting farther with more punch: The Army finally found an M4 and SAW replacement

    Decent video overview by Garand Thumb who is active duty Army SF He sums up most of my negatives, though he’s more overly positive about it than I.
  18. KevinB

    After SSE - Canada’s next defence policy

    I mean that is what we are doing currently. Don’t want to be an impact area? Get on board and hit them further out…
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    Shooting farther with more punch: The Army finally found an M4 and SAW replacement

    The fact is 5.56mm NATO is significantly better in terms of range, accuracy and lethality than 7.62x39 Russian (or 5.45x39 Russian). Overmatch only exists in the minds of the brain dead who buy in the whole load of crap that 7.62x54R is a reasonable individual weapon Round. - it’s used in the...
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