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  1. Colin Parkinson

    Iran Super Thread- Merged

    Apparently the new Iranian Navy's Moudge Class frigate, Talayieh, which was still under construction in Bandar Abbas, capsized in the dry dock. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CXIq3tDlFNf/?fbclid=IwAR1HNtkLVkc4AhNNmeMgWQ1EjhU6MPEwC9_k-tYFqxgy95T36sp_mOK1kAw
  2. Colin Parkinson

    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    10 out 10 pollsters agree telephone surveys are accurate. At least that what they tell their customers for pay for them.
  3. Colin Parkinson

    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    Phone surveys are dated and fail to hit the people without landlines.
  4. Colin Parkinson

    Op UNIFIER - CAF and the Ukraine Crisis

    Regardless of what you think of Putin, Crimea is a masterstroke of softpower and threat. It should be a case study for future up and coming military leaders and diplomats. I personally believe Donbass was an opportunistic gamble to exploit the weak kneed response by Obama, who was a dithering...
  5. Colin Parkinson

    Stanley McChrystal Accidentally Reveals the Dishonesty of U.S. Generals

    Actually I suspect the surge paid off, and had the US had the fortitude to keep a decent sized force in Afghanistan, then the Taliban would still be yelling from the sidelines.
  6. Colin Parkinson

    CH-148 Cyclone Progress

    It's not that unusual, depending where and on what, the part can be redesigned and replaced. If it's on some key parts, it can be a problem.
  7. Colin Parkinson

    Op UNIFIER - CAF and the Ukraine Crisis

    Estonia would be a good case for a Maginot Line, coupled with the natural water obstacles, it would make a quick move very difficult for the Russians.
  8. Colin Parkinson

    CH-148 Cyclone Progress

    Oh yea, glad they found them. Someone was doing a good job of inspecting their aircraft. Nearly all of the Royal Canadian Air Force's Maritime fleet of CH-148 Cyclone helicopters are undergoing repairs after cracks were found in the tails of the aircraft. "12 Wing Shearwater, which encompasses...
  9. Colin Parkinson

    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    The PLN is only one aspect of the maritime threat of China as most of it's neighbours know all to well. While Russia has employed “Little Green Men” surreptitiously in Crimea, China uses its own “Little Blue Men” to support Near Seas claims. As the U.S. military operates near Beijing’s...
  10. Colin Parkinson

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    Meanwhile in the UAE https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211203-uae-signs-deal-for-80-french-rafale-fighter-jets-officials
  11. Colin Parkinson

    Director of photography killed, movie director injured after Alec Baldwin discharged prop firearm

    Adam Baldwin (no relation) has no sympathy 'He Confessed.' Actor Adam Baldwin's Blistering Takedown of 'Preening' Alec Baldwin's CYA ABC Interview
  12. Colin Parkinson

    Pipelines

    Not a pipeline, but welcome to BC https://www.campbellrivermirror.com/news/video-first-nations-land-dispute-breaks-out-at-open-house-for-proposed-fish-farm-site/?fbclid=IwAR1RuoFLRwdiKE6PWlwk94RzKjmOL9B6FqzEbgPDmK0Obg7In0IhqVBra0o
  13. Colin Parkinson

    Russia in the 21st Century [Superthread]

    Putin is a bit like water, he will flow along the path of least resistance. but unlike water, he will help dig the ditch from one place to the next. Reinforcing their hold on Kalingrad will always be a primary political goal. There is always Georgia as well. He will have to keep an eye on the...
  14. Colin Parkinson

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    A bit more serious, Ed Nash take on the process and choices
  15. Colin Parkinson

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    bah the French fart in the general direction of your flight safety rules
  16. Colin Parkinson

    Replacing the Subs

    Canada did build subs at one time https://en.calameo.com/read/002731468e2e51d333404
  17. Colin Parkinson

    "Playing the Bullshit Game: How Empty and Misleading Communication Takes Over Organizations"

    Well organizations nowadays like to Greenwash, Wokewash, #Whateveristrendingwash in hopes of gaining customers and social credit. Plus the all important bragging rights in the cocktail circuit.
  18. Colin Parkinson

    Replacing the Subs

    I see the failure point in your plan right there, because we do a terrible job of convincing people we need the military we have, much less what we need.
  19. Colin Parkinson

    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    Looking at the document you provided (thank you) it appears that there may be 2-3 designs. Flight 1 and 2 might be the same or very close, flight 3 is to replace smaller vessels with different tasks than the others. My guess is the third flight will be modified OOSV or modified OFSV's.
  20. Colin Parkinson

    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    Yes that would be very nice, how about 7 of these and 7 River Class 2 OPV's as MCDV replacements?
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