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    Infantry Vehicles

    The fleet size of "non-orphaned" non us fleets isnt so big. Something like 1280 CV90's, less than 800 warriors, 1000 ascods. If Canada fully committed to giving something like the Griffin full "LAV" treatment with a full suite of vehicles for 3 cmbg's (cav regiment, 2x mech bn, coy+ bde...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Don't the Greeks have a primarily conscript army that pays about 2 bigmac's per month?
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    Trudeau Popularity - or not. Nanos research

    This is the article in question. https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/elghawaby-and-farber-quebecs-bill-21-shows-why-we-fear-the-tyranny-of-the-majority
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    Infantry Vehicles

    Question for the field on this front, how effective is the armour of standard Western MBT's against the weapons designed to defeat it? Can/ do they survive frontal hits from Kornet/ 125mm? What is the capability loss (in terms of weapon(s) classes that gain effectiveness) by shifting to a...
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    Was thinking similar Changes -making the 3 CMBG Cavalry regiments 2x squadrons and standing up a 4th RCAC Regiment with 3 full, co-located tank squadrons. Have a coy LAV set at the same location to allow for fly in square combat team training. Increased economy of effort to maintain tank...
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    Rick (Master Crayon Eater) on choosing your political horse

    Grossly oversimplified, https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-ottawa-covid-19-spending-impact-interest-rates/
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    Trudeau Popularity - or not. Nanos research

    Any kind of coherent platform would be a good start.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Beyond the immediate availability issue, while we'd like to see more the value of the contribution isnt completely out of line on a per capita basis. Low but not intolerably so. What I think is more concerning is that we're seeing a clear inflection point where we deciding to send what we can...
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    Rick (Master Crayon Eater) on choosing your political horse

    Tough to say, most of Southgate will be with you but Dundalk is pretty much a suburb of Brampton now. Next municipal election will be... interesting
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    Reorganized a bit for commonality of thought Premise: Bold- yes that's what I'm proposing Other- bad explanation on my part, both options are predicated on the Army having "the opportunity for major re-capitalization and capability gap filling to execute whatever chosen path extremely well."...
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    Gatekeepers paradox: The fastest way to introduce an unwanted and inevitable tangent is to try and explicitly rule it out via assumption. I just want arguments for/against armoured and light battlegroups vs. medium bdes as the best use of 3 Reg force formations man
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    Firstly, thanks to all of you for tolerating my curiosity and intrusion for the last year. Secondly, more amateur musing- skip if disinterested, anything that's not self evident is probably out to lunch. This is all conjecture on my part, but it seems like if one closes the door on the more...
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    Leo 2A6M CAN - are they in service?

    How do you define useful? In a vacuum a sustainable squadron in support of a battlegroup seems like a worthwhile capability to have But does that hold true if the MRP interaction comes with the consequence ruling out deployable regiments and capping all RCAC deployments at a squadron level...
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    Rick (Master Crayon Eater) on choosing your political horse

    Dundalk's tax base is booming- giddy up.
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    Canada's tanks

    Thank-you again. Call it mental stimulation. Chronic need to for planning and ideation (wife hates it- to many "what about" discussions). Want to leave work at work + household planning and budgeting in a holding pattern with no major changes or projects on the horizon= mental bandwidth needing...
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    Canada's tanks

    Thankyou for that. Gun tank is a personal colloquialism for deployable/intended for operational use, sorry for the confusion. It was my understanding that the mixed fleet existed in two pools, the A4Ms and A6Ms with upgraded electronics and protection assigned to the sabre squadrons and the A4's...
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    Canada's tanks

    Questions re: the Leo fleet. @TangoTwoBravo A. the 40 A4 training tanks, what are they actually used for? Individual/crew training? School/course training? alternates for subunits to use on exercise so we don't have to ship theirs across the country? B 1:1 training to gun tank ratio seems...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    It doesn't provide the sexy catalyst and opportunity for upgrading our Fleet, but as it pertains directly to Ukraine the cleanest and fast solution to their tank desire might fall in line with our NASAMS buy. Rather than gaggle of partners cobbling together a Leo fleet of many colours only...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    I think you meant to say give Ukraine our 2A4's, give Finland our A4M's and A6M's to offset their contributing A4's, get M1A2 out of US stocks to replace our 40 gun tanks in the interim, to be returned as our expanded SEPv3 fleet comes on line.
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    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Does this exist? Conspicuously absent from the party website. Maybe I've missed it in the deluge of member emails.
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