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Re: Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ
« Reply #1700 on: January 21, 2020, 12:38:12 »
Where would we station these units, if we had them?

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Re: Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ
« Reply #1701 on: January 21, 2020, 13:38:21 »
Defending Canada would be easy and hard at the same time. West coast,  langara island, Cape Scott, Bamfield. Some road building required, along with docks and buildings. East Coast, 2-3 spots on Newfoundland and same Nova Scotia. That would defend against surface ships, but not subs.




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Re: Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ
« Reply #1702 on: January 22, 2020, 16:19:16 »
Random thought, here:

Would the SPY-7 work in a ground based application, say, in the north?

If so, what would be the economics of using the same radar to re-capitalize the NWS for NORAD?

The SPY-7's first purchase was by the Japanese for two large systems to use for BMD from North Korea.  The main advantage in the Japanese choosing the system was its high availability rates, where you can repair and maintain the system without turning it off.  Might work, lots of pro's and con's to look at.

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Re: Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ
« Reply #1703 on: January 26, 2020, 12:27:27 »
An informative video on the Aegis Combat System and the SPY 7 Radar, of note there are a number of references to the CSC program.  It's a good primer on the system, radar and where Lockheed sees their product going.

Lockheed Combat Systems Portfolio Video

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Re: Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ
« Reply #1704 on: February 19, 2020, 08:17:25 »
Any sense on when we'll hear about any updates on the next phase of the CSC programme.  Things have been very quiet as of late, no news for months now. 

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Re: Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ
« Reply #1705 on: February 19, 2020, 18:01:39 »
Any sense on when we'll hear about any updates on the next phase of the CSC programme.  Things have been very quiet as of late, no news for months now.

They are still nailing down the design approvals and specifications (definition phase). If it isn't completed already, it will be soon.  As soon as that's done I expect there will be a wave of public affairs and Lockheed/BAE released information on the ship and its specifications.