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  1. KevinB

    The Great Gun Control Debate- 2.0

    The two incidents of illegal killings with legal machine down here happen to have been LEO’s using Department guns on estranged lovers. Very few departments issue full auto carbines outside of Tac Teams these days, and more and more Tac Teams are opting for Semi only guns when they buy new ones.
  2. KevinB

    USN Laser and Drone swarms....

    That’s the Navy, and NORAD. No one is going to buy billions in equipment to give to PRes units that wouldn’t be on alert status, and would not be able to master the equipment anyway.
  3. KevinB

    The Great Gun Control Debate- 2.0

    He can say anything he wants at this point it is just grandstanding. The USSC has already upheld the fact common use firearms cannot be banned. He’s lost the House (and didn’t have enough anti gun dems anyway) and the Senate is notoriously less partisan when it comes to guns especially with...
  4. KevinB

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    As I understood it as soon as Colt acquired Diemaco the licensing for the C7/8 was irrelevant as it was a subsidiary of Colt. I haven’t had any dealings with Colt since the CZ buyout, and the VP’s I knew there are gone. Colt licensed certain products to DND to be produced by Diemaco. The...
  5. KevinB

    On the Toxicity of the ‘Warrior’ Ethos

    Everyone wearing a uniform has (or should have) regardless of trade or element accepted the risk they will be potentially placed in harms way.
  6. KevinB

    USN Laser and Drone swarms....

    I’m not sure LRF/PSA or GBAD need (or should be) to be a PRes task. Long Range Fires are managed generally higher than Bde, so while PRes could crew launchers and ammunition vehicles, the entire HQ aspect would be regular force. GBAD is handled at Bde and Higher - again depending upon...
  7. KevinB

    Ukraine - Superthread

    Why prepare them ;)
  8. KevinB

    Ukraine - Superthread

    Only when on the defensive… Keep in mind a lot of the USSR’s valiant warriors of WW2 were Ukrainian. In this conflict USSR 2.0 is playing the part of Nazi Germany…
  9. KevinB

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Actually DND held the license and TDP. Diemaco was solely allowed to produce items for the CAF, later amended to allow RCMP sale. Later amended to allow Diemaco to sell to Europe for Colt as Colt’s production was maxed. Everything past CAF sales were as requested by Colt. Diemaco’s...
  10. KevinB

    Member of Canadian Forces Arrested in incident at Rideau Hall

    Given the NCC launched a suit against him for punitive damages / he may have a new target…
  11. KevinB

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    I think there needs to be a balance of both Private Industry and Government in both RDT&E efforts and production. Ideally the government focuses on new technology and concepts (but generally not equipment systems) and sustainment production of some items, while Industry designs systems and...
  12. KevinB

    Twin M240 Door Guns For HH-60 Rescue Helicopters

    The 85lb weight is including the external auxiliary power supply box (battery) to allow it to run with bird main power off (after a crash) Realistically it’s a 65lbs (or 41lbs for the LTWT Ti version) The 240 rate of fire isn’t ideal at all for aircraft usage - as you’re trying to saturate a...
  13. KevinB

    The Great Gun Control Debate- 2.0

    Only one gun room? Peasant :sneaky:
  14. KevinB

    Ukraine - Superthread

    Depending on the resolution of the images, and what sort of software they have it can be fairly easy with image comparison software - or a painstakingly manual input into a database then sifting out multiple entries.
  15. KevinB

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    BAE went and made an Archer variant on the HEMTT for the US Army. Debuting at AUSA on October. Part of the feedback from the Wheeled Artillery program (the US Army wasn’t going to entertain yet another shelled vehicle in inventory at this point). IF Canada had HEMTT’s (and that’s...
  16. KevinB

    Ukraine - Superthread

    Totally agreed. The Open Source Intelligence world has been remarkable in this conflict. Some of it to a fairly worrying aspect from an OPSEC standpoint. I’ve also noticed that some of the commercial ‘real-time’ geospatial sources are now delaying updated satellite footage by 24hr or...
  17. KevinB

    Twin M240 Door Guns For HH-60 Rescue Helicopters

    Maybe someone need to show them a Minigun…
  18. KevinB

    Ukraine - Superthread

    Most OS Maps are 48Plus hours out of date. Some still have eliminated (or effectively eliminated) formations on the map that ceases to exist a week ago.
  19. KevinB

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Honestly IF you had an OEM willing partner, I think you could do it for significantly less. But, frankly I don’t see the likelihood of that occurring, as Canada’s ‘needs’ (or willing acquisition may be a better word) are infinitesimally small compared to most G7 or G20 Nations. Elsewhere...
  20. KevinB

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Honestly @Colin Parkinson I wouldn’t waste any time on the M101/C1 at this point. I suspect any efforts there would take about as long as a rapid buy of M119A3’s While I’m not sold on 105mm viability, you could get them fairly quickly and replace the C3 and LG at the same time, and have 1...
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