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  1. Cronicbny

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Actually, I agree with most of what you posted. Except, when things finally "officially" dissolved, some of us Canadians had to explain to our US counterparts what was happening when an Assessor suddenly couldnt perform his duties from home. So, for that joyous duty - which I performed - I find...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Cdr Collin Forsberg - MT 21
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Cdr. Cdr Michele Tessier is the current CO. Incumbent this APS is Cdr Nicole Robichaud
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    A very cool system for some circumstances but hamstrung by limitations placed upon it - particularly for OTH operations in ships without air search RADARs and IFF. Plenty of potential if appropriately "unlocked"
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    Helicopter Operations

    Indeed - 5 May 2013
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    Helicopter Operations

    Happy to oblige
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    Helicopter Operations

    It is - the argument is if a designated flying course and speed is required for launch and/or recovery or if the RPAS has a large enough envelope to make it immaterial. Also, it might be such a short launch and recovery that hoisting the shapes might take longer than the launch itself. Using...
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    Helicopter Operations

    I am sorry - but (MARS/NWO) pedants gonna pedant... It is, directly from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, a "vessel restricted in her ability to manoeuvre". IAW with those same regulations those vessels that are considered RAM are: a) a vessel engaged in laying...
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    Opportunity to update the CC-150 fleet?

    Agree. Wouldn't it be nice, though, to supply our own tankers for FOB operations instead of relying on tankers (and crews!) from KSKA and KPIT? Tankers are already High Demand/Low Avail and at some point TRANSCOM might need to reallocate for the fight away from home.
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    Canadians at NORAD

    Well.... we could certainly spend time in Canada. We just need to quarantine for 14 days (or less if using the AB pilot project). So, you make the most use of Christmas/New Years leave combined with Short, Annual and Weekend you *could* expend eight annual and get a full week in Canada - worst...
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    Canadian snowbirds find creative way to get to Florida

    You are correct. There are no restrictions on Canadian citizens wishing to fly into the United States (and back to Canada) and there are regular daily flights to US destinations from YVR, YYC, YYZ and YUL. The only requirement is to follow quarantine guidelines at destination (if any) and on...
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    Almost half of Canadian employees are ready to walk out the door

    I wish we had that option available here, but given the mission reqmts (and the fact we are in the USA) we have actually ramped up hours at work. This dichotomy in work/life balance in a COVID environment between (some of) our INCAN friends and us causes some... predictable morale issues. It is...
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    You will more than double fuel costs. The HDW class at 95% take some 716CUM of fuel which is 4 1/3 times the capacity of the KIN Class. While the range of HDW is 20% better, and the endurance at sea much longer (which makes sense given the significant size difference) I have to think the fuel...
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    Report of the SC on National Defence: "Canada and the Defence of North America"

    The publication "Hardening the Shield: A Credible Deterrent and Capable Defense (sic) for North America" can be found at this link https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/hardening-shield-credible-deterrent-capable-defense-north-america
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    Report of the SC on National Defence: "Canada and the Defence of North America"

    Mark, On Page Seven - it is a short liner note, but it is there. "The Department of the Air Force will enhance its missile defense surveillance system in the northern tier while continuing to work with Canada to identify materiel and non-materiel solutions to the North Warning System."...
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    NORAD, Russian bombers, cruise missiles and nuclear weapons

    No - RADAR is still required to detect aircraft and also missiles over the northern reaches.
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    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    The redacted report from CNO into the circumstances surrounding COVID outbreak in THEODORE ROOSEVELT is public https://www.secnav.navy.mil/foia/readingroom/HotTopics/TR%20INVESTIGATION/TR%20CI%20Report%20with%20CNO%20Endorsement%20(Redacted%20for%20release).pdf Interesting conclusions
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    Replacing the Subs

    And that the escort surface asset would have no idea where the submarine was
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    The Post-pandemic Canadian Armed Forces

    Many asked themselves the same question here when we needed to send Crews into isolation - the civilian members of the crews had to be replaced (at very short notice) with military folks. Some good lessons identified, I think.