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    Ukraine - Superthread

    This is one of those big "I told you so moments" that I think anyone who hadn't drunk the "big wars are over Kool-Aid" at the turn of the last century could see coming. Unfortunately Canada was one of those. Gunners and Tankers rolled over on their backs and let the infantry rub their tummies...
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    Military chief warns China and Russia are 'at war with the West' and Canada is not ready

    I wonder how much wear and tear and fuel etc we'd save on ships if we put a little Task Group in with the Americans in Japan and rotated crews through on the odd C17 every four months or so? Could probably work out the running maintenance there too. I guess its a question as to how serious we...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    I love the way everyone runs away from the gun just before its fired and uses a honking long lanyard. :ROFLMAO: Not in my day, baby. #'s 2 and 3 stayed at their post by that wheel and got the gun re-laid fast. With us the #2 - that's the guy on the right, doing the elevation as we're looking at...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    The M198 was the primary 155mm howitzer at the time and the FH70 had a place in the European market. There were other towed 155mm systems at the time around the world as well all of which were quite heavy. The AS90 is an SP gun so there was no intent to be an alternate to that. The basis behind...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    I'm firmly in the camp of keeping every M777 that we have BUT - to concentrate them in one regiment (whether 18 or 24 gun) in a light brigade (plus spares and training stock). There will come a time where we will need a light weight 155mm for something - mountain op, heliborne assault...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    War has come a long way in the last century. 😖
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    FYI 🍻
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    British Military Current Events

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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    CCV, C3 replacement and so many other subjects enter the chat. ;)
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    There's a 2017 article by John Dowdy on this subject that I like: “More tooth, less tail: Getting beyond NATO’s 2% rule” Essentially he says: don't stop measuring input as to 1) total defense spending; 2) report that its spent on the right things; and 3) measure spending effectiveness on a)...
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Just to follow on - here's a recent staff paper from the CFC: 🍻
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    From a CAF website: 🍻
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    I'd just like to put that in perspective. The Sea King HC4 could lift appx 6,000 lbs internally and 5,000 underslung The L118 is roughly 4,100 lbs Back in the day the airlift planning figure for a fully equipped soldier was 250 lbs (that's light by today's standards) A light airmobile...
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    When you look at the UK force structure it's pretty clear that the Brit's are like us - trying to do more with less. It'll be interesting to see where this latest review will go. I betcha it ain't gonna be a good thing regardless of everything old being new again. 🍻
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    On the topic of Kore's defence industry: 🍻
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