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Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« on: September 06, 2018, 22:52:24 »
Does anyone know of a possible EX coming up in Norway?  Didn't know we had people there.


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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 23:25:09 »
Yes
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But does it afford me the ability to go on lavish vacations and buy anything I want?  Also no.

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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 23:43:40 »
Actually I just found more about it online.  Google is great.  It looks like Ex Trident Juncture 18, a huge NATO EX.

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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 18:47:23 »
Yes

I am responding to a Report to Mod.
Try expand your answers a bit. It's obvious the poster was starting a conversation regarding the subject. Your post provided absolutely no value whatsoever. Don't make people pull teeth. Of course, you were just answering his question in the strict sense it was asked, but while you got your satisfaction at your little jest, it did nothing to further the subject or clear anything up. Except that you know something someone else doesn't, but won't share.

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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 19:02:05 »
Copy that, but it wasn't in jest.  Just trying to toe the line of info avail at the sight below with "things known thru work means". 

http://dgpaapp.forces.gc.ca/en/exercises/index.html
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018, 19:14:53 »
Copy that, but it wasn't in jest.  Just trying to toe the line of info avail at the sight below with "things known thru work means". 

http://dgpaapp.forces.gc.ca/en/exercises/index.html


So next time say Yes and add the link.
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2018, 23:52:46 »
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2018, 14:39:27 »
Are reservists deployed ( voluntarily ) for the whole duration of the exercise?

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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2018, 13:13:21 »
I've yet to see any official word that the CAF is participating, or what elements/units are going.  If you're interested, your unit might know if there are any CFTPO tasking for the ex.
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2018, 12:31:37 »
From what I know, most of the LTF are coming from 5 Bde.  There may be reservists in the ORBAT, but I do not know.
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2018, 20:01:39 »
Yes ,there's an exercise in Norway goin from October to November . Its an interoperability exercice with a few country of the Nato. You can get alot of information if you google Trident Juncture 18.
I know that because im goin there for the exercise and im leaving in about 2 weeks from Valcartier.
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2018, 20:10:01 »
Yes ,there's an exercise in Norway goin from October to November . Its an interoperability exercice with a few country of the Nato. You can get alot of information if you google Trident Juncture 18.
I know that because im goin there for the exercise and im leaving in about 2 weeks from Valcartier.

Awesome. Weather-wise, that is absolutely the worst time of year to be in Norway.

Numbers for Narvik, for example https://en.climate-data.org/location/6656/

It can go from torrential downpours to sleet and snow in the blink of an (hypothermic) eye ;)

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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2018, 13:35:43 »
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2018, 10:51:09 »
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2018, 17:03:11 »
Matthew Fisher, now CGAI Fellow amongst other things (no longer with Postmedia), on Trident Juncture 2018:
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Trident Juncture 18: NATO’s Norwegian Exercise


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...Canada’s robust presence here has barely been mentioned by anyone in Ottawa. With 2,000 troops forward deployed, this has been by far the biggest, most complex military operation for the Canadian Forces since the Afghan combat mission ended seven years ago. It is a throwback to the ’70s and ’80s when NATO tasked a brigade from Canada with coming to Norway’s aid at a time of war.

At a cost of $28 million, Canada has sent the fourth largest national contingent to Norway. As well as warships, it has contributed eight CF-18 Hornets, an aerial refuelling tanker, a spy plane and a ground combat element built around 3rd Battalion, the Royal 22nd Regiment...

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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2018, 09:00:43 »
At a cost of $28 million, Canada has sent the fourth largest national contingent to Norway. As well as warships, it has contributed eight CF-18 Hornets, an aerial refuelling tanker, a spy plane and a ground combat element built around 3rd Battalion, the Royal 22nd Regiment...

We have a SPY PLANE?  Must be so super secret no one knows about it.

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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2018, 10:11:23 »
We have a SPY PLANE?  Must be so super secret no one knows about it.

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I guess the Aurora (ie. the Flying Winnebago) counts as a spy plane these days.
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2018, 10:41:44 »
Matthew Fisher, now CGAI Fellow amongst other things (no longer with Postmedia), on Trident Juncture 2018:
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Shocking... that looks like a non-issue toque  :rules: :)
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2018, 11:00:53 »
They are definitely issuing that toque at clothing in Petawawa.

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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2018, 11:41:40 »
We have a SPY PLANE? 
It could  be one of the Beechcraft King Air B200, which have been adapted for ELINT/SIGINT.
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2018, 11:58:09 »
It could  be one of the Beechcraft King Air B200, which have been adapted for ELINT/SIGINT.

It could, but the Auroras were there and they weren't mentioned elsewhere. 
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2018, 12:22:30 »
It could, but the Auroras were there and they weren't mentioned elsewhere.
Hence the italics, with no further comment -- that whole 'staying in my lane' thing.

Although it answers the question on RCAF having "spy planes," since some may consider ELINT/SIGINT 'spying.'  :cheers:
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2018, 19:26:59 »
It could, but the Auroras were there and they weren't mentioned elsewhere.

If they had flown, maybe they would have been mentioned  :D
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2018, 19:42:54 »
If they had flown, maybe they would have been mentioned  :D

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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2018, 23:21:44 »
That's actually pretty impressive for the CF, I must say.

One of the smallest western militaries, and yet the 4th largest contingent... 

2000 troops, vehicles & weapons.  8 Hornets.  A tanker.  An Aurora.  And in an Article 5 scenario, I'm sure artillery & armoured units also.  Pretty good considering our deployments to Latvia, Ukraine, Mali, and Iraq right now.
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