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Status on Victoria-class Submarines?

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Dimsum said:
Or, like the way the USN, RAAF, RNZAF, ROKN, JMSDF... used them. 

We're one of the few militaries with P-3 variants that don't have armament on the wings.

Yes I heard that planes had the hardpoints for them but were removed and due to wing warping they cannot be installed easily, pity if that's true.
 

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Yes I heard that planes had the hardpoints for them but were removed and due to wing warping they cannot be installed easily, pity if that's true.

I can't speak for the entire fleet, but I've seen the hardpoints installed on Canadian 140s in the recent (last 5 years) past.  Not sure if the warping issue was dealt with during ASLEP.

But...we're deviating off track a wee bit I think.
 

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Eye In The Sky said:
I can't speak for the entire fleet, but I've seen the hardpoints installed on Canadian 140s in the recent (last 5 years) past.  Not sure if the warping issue was dealt with during ASLEP.

But...we're deviating off track a wee bit I think.

Agreed
 

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Not taking away from the CP-140's.  Amazing and exciting upgrades.  I'm a huge fan of the new capabilities.  However, it is important to differentiate (for the non navy/airforce types) between catching a sub on EX vs in the wild so to speak.  When you know there is a sub, the area to look for it is limited, and in some cases, the mission profile of the sub (you can extrapolate based on the exercise) the submarine loses its strategic surprise/initiative, which is probably its most important trait.  This is generally what happens in an exercise.

If you don't know a sub is there, what it is doing and haven't had a sniff it's very hard.  That's why submarines are strategic weapons.
 

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Not taking away from the CP-140's.  Amazing and exciting upgrades.  I'm a huge fan of the new capabilities.  However, it is important to differentiate (for the non navy/airforce types) between catching a sub on EX vs in the wild so to speak.  When you know there is a sub, the area to look for it is limited, and in some cases, the mission profile of the sub (you can extrapolate based on the exercise) the submarine loses its strategic surprise/initiative, which is probably its most important trait.  This is generally what happens in an exercise.

If you don't know a sub is there, what it is doing and haven't had a sniff it's very hard.  That's why submarines are strategic weapons.

You aren’t wrong.

Although the CP-140 has, on more than one occasion (in a non-exercise environment), gotten things back on track. As you know, we usually have a good idea where the bad guys are, quite often that’s enough to generate contact. NATO does a decent job of keeping Ivan honest.

The assets we use to keep tabs submarines is astounding, they are the ultimate war machine. Which is why the Victoria is very relevant.
 

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HMCS Windsor has undocked:

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https://www.facebook.com/Maritime.Forces.Pacific/posts/3539655252735124

https://twitter.com/MARPAC_FMARP/status/1291771967545081857

https://twitter.com/Hawkins_Sailor/status/1291685030004236291

https://twitter.com/Hawkins_Sailor/status/1291750772405927937
 

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New batteries for the subs

https://asiapacificdefencereporter.com/pmb-defence-wins-contract-for-canadian-subs/
 

Colin Parkinson

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I welcome any spending of $$ on keeping our SSKs capable!

Yes we may need them sooner than expected. I hope to see another couple of long deployments again. Really pisses me off when they get slagged for everything that went wrong and then those same people have no idea what they have done since.
 

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Sea trials continue HMCS Victoria

https://www.facebook.com/notes/royal-canadian-navy/hmcs-victoria-returns-to-sea-stronger-than-ever-with-new-battery-and-sonar/10158825265588270
 

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https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canadian-navy-submarine-docked-extra-year-after-leak-found-1.5240329

Another set back, this time mistakes by the contractor
 

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War Zone picking up the story too.

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38369/the-saga-of-this-long-busted-submarine-is-an-example-of-how-sad-canadas-tiny-sub-fleet-is
 

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HMCS Corner Brooks damage to her ballast tank determined to be Beyond economical repair. That is a heavy risk to assume depending on the damage. If she can't sail again safefy she might become a training ship.
 
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