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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    It's hard to not leave things parked when you only have crews for half the ships...and firing more people won't help. To build warships is something that takes a nation's treasure. To build effective crews is something that takes a nation's best that want to serve. Right now, we live in a...
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    Technically incorrect....we have 4 subs....and we could probably put 3 of them to sea (depending on current maintenance status) but would probably only get one of them back (again, depending on current maintenance status.)
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    Brian Mulroney has died

    Rest Peacefully.
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    The Replacement Ukraine Thread

    I like that concept - how about take that a step further and add a NATO no-Fly Zone and let the zoomies establish a level of airspace control as well?
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    "Football, ice hockey ... shooting? Finland hopes hobby will boost national defence"

    Around the time of the Boer War, the British Army realized that they got out-shot. The result was a national drive towards marksmanship, with considerable funds put into ranges, and much support for marksmanship programs. Interesting to see that a world at war is thinking that having folks...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    There can be as much discussion as we'd like to have about the various things that we think the RCN 'needs'. To be blunt, we'll get what the GOC gives us, and it won't happen soon enough. The discussion of Mistrals, 280 replacements, MCDV replacements, the BHS, all of those ships 'have...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Agreed. As mentioned, a crew of 50 means actually about 20-ish people on watch at a time, and very limited ability to respond to other shipboard emergencies.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    So....back to the concept of the HMCS Bras D'or? With a bunch of fast, lightly armed, lightly crewed ships? A concept that was discarded decades ago....? I'm not sure what right looks like anymore on this. I do know that we need ships, and we need sailors. Truly, I think the...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Automation is good. It allowed the reduction of risk from having ship's crews in engineering spaces. IPMS/IMCS let the Navy move from having a bunch of stokers on watch in the spaces, to having a bunch of stokers watching the spaces. Looking at the civilian cruise and cargo ships, the...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    I would agree - but, based on the open-source info, it seems that US/UK are using missiles to engage drones that the Houthis are launching.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    TBH, as much as we might want to reach up and punch above our weight with a massive load of VLS cells, I have to ask the question. "Will we ever fire them in anger?" I was on CHA during the Libya Fracas, and we did not use any of our heavy armament in response to actual attacks. I know that...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Yeah....those background things aren't very important...who needs cooling for a CIWS or power for a 3D RADAR?
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    "There is nothing new under the sun."
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    TBH, anything would be better than the nothing that seems to be happening now.... "Dear all Commonwealth Nations, we are looking to setup a saluting gun battery, and would like to buy all of your old 25 Pdr field guns...please respond with numbers and prices ASAP." Cover off the saluting gun...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    I think we've stepped a long way from the C-3 howitzer as we drift into SHORAD and such...any word on new artillery?
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