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Re: The Defence Budget [superthread]
« Reply #1850 on: July 09, 2018, 19:04:51 »
Trudeau government's planned defence spending from Dave Perry of CGAI--note big capital boost in mid-2020s, for new RCAF fighters and RCN CSCs (via a tweet):
https://twitter.com/DavePerryCGAI/status/1016363536971436034

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Re: The Defence Budget [superthread]
« Reply #1851 on: July 09, 2018, 22:15:00 »
Looks like the intention is for a constabulary force right about the time the oilsands are phased out.......

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Re: The Defence Budget [superthread]
« Reply #1852 on: July 10, 2018, 03:10:07 »
Looks like the intention is for a constabulary force right about the time the oilsands are phased out.......

The future's so bright I've got to wear shades.

There's really nothing wrong with building a constabulary/counterinsurgency force. There is room for such a force in the world's spectrum of conflict. What is wrong is if we delude ourselves that such a force can go toe to toe with any serious fighting force. A constabulary force has no business in the Baltics or North Korea, but might prove quite useful in places like Mali or Haiti. But that would require cutting our coat according to the cloth, instead we seem to be existing in a strange half-world, where our doctrine says we can fight a high-end opponent, but our equipment says we only fight low-end rag-tag insurgents. This contradiction has significant risk; the truth may catch us up one day, and we may end up in a fight with an enemy that we simply can't handle.

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Re: The Defence Budget [superthread]
« Reply #1853 on: July 15, 2018, 14:22:44 »

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Re: The Defence Budget [superthread]
« Reply #1854 on: July 15, 2018, 14:47:03 »
Are we actually making progress on Strong Secure Engaged?

Considering the current speed of the procurement process, I strongly doubt any of these projects were started after the 2015 Election, or even after SSE was released in early 2017.

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Re: The Defence Budget [superthread]
« Reply #1855 on: July 15, 2018, 15:09:29 »
Considering the current speed of the procurement process, I strongly doubt any of these projects were started after the 2015 Election, or even after SSE was released in early 2017.

Both those projects were on public record and published in DND’s Defence Acquisition Guide (DAG) before the 2015 election and certainly before SSE.

Perhaps the CANSOF King Airs may advance, but not sure Cormorant upgrade will happen before the 2019 election. ???

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Re: The Defence Budget [superthread]
« Reply #1856 on: July 16, 2018, 14:23:40 »
so we're progressing at treading water that's something at least! baby steps