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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2018, 02:42:23 »
If they had flown, maybe they would have been mentioned  :D

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Well, to be fair, they did fly "to" Norway... :D

Hopefully, the 'situation' that happened will force people (GoC, CAF, RCAF leadership) to reconsider that "2035" timeline... :whistle:  (I wasn't there but know what has been going on).
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2018, 02:45:26 »
We have a SPY PLANE?  Must be so super secret no one knows about it.

I've seen numerous media sources call a P-8 a 'spy plane' so...it's the soup de jour in this day and age.  Just like any track vehicles are 'tanks'...
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2018, 08:10:17 »
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.

You're neglecting to mention the 4 naval vessels we had deployed to TRJE18 (in addition to the 4 other Frigates, Asterix, and 3 other MCDVs deployed elsewhere).
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2018, 09:24:38 »
You're neglecting to mention the 4 naval vessels we had deployed to TRJE18 (in addition to the 4 other Frigates, Asterix, and 3 other MCDVs deployed elsewhere).

Don’t forget the Aurora that was (or still is) part of Op Projection.   

We need new planes, and sadly our fleet serviceability issues are only going to get worse.   

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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2018, 16:07:33 »
And, the RCAF Transport Sqn's going like mad to keep things moving back and forth...TJ, OP Projection, Mali, Latvia, OP IMPACT.  You only have to go to a place like Hickam to see how small the RCAF really is.

* there was a 2 plane LRP Det on TJ

** you can't measure on a military solely on 'how much stuff is out the door', you have to measure it against things like strategic/operational/tactical effects as well.  Personally, I'd say "don't pat ourselves on the back too much, yet"...
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2018, 19:45:06 »
EITS: agreed. But it seems to me that, unlike a few years ago, at least they are trying. I don’t think Canada will ever reach for meaningful, measurable strategic effects to measure by Hickam airlift standards.  Operational in theatre, sure. Tactical, yes if everything is in place and working and it is safe.
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2018, 19:50:40 »
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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Almost a junior, temporary version of 4 CMBG plussed up with CAST. :nod:

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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2018, 19:57:57 »
If we were truly serious, we'd have Chinooks out there too...
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Re: Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2018, 01:02:11 »
I'm guessing there was plenty of tactical airlift with the EU countries there in their own backyard.  Between Mali & the training pipeline, 15 birds doesn't go all that far.

I'm sure in a real Article 5 situation, there'd be some Chinooks there.
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