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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: Yesterday at 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