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Recent content by Czech_pivo

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    Replacing the Subs

    Given our track record over the last 20+yrs in procurement, I think that the above timeline fits nicely with our way of doing business. As someone else pointed out, station the trainee crews out of Virginia and/or WA and have them start by being a part of the normal crew rotations. Build up...
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    Replacing the Subs

    I thought, from reading here somewhere previously, that the Cons back in the early '90s had been able to convince the US to allow the transfer of IP over to us in regards to the Canada class. The recession and the loss of the '93 Federal election were the 1-2 punch in stopping it from moving...
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    Replacing the Subs

    Question, why only 6? Why not 9? Allowing us to have 2 operating on the West coast at all times and 1 on the East with the other 6 in various of maintenance and gearing up for operations.
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    Australian navy's hunt for new sub to replace Collins class

    We do have a west coast and we do have an arctic, so don’t we have a need for a strategic presence in the area?
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    Australian navy's hunt for new sub to replace Collins class

    We wouldn't be sitting here in the corner sobbing alone if we had had the fortitude to go ahead and build the Canada class subs 25yrs ago. Those subs would be sitting at the same operational level and remaining life span as our current 2nd hand Vics. We would be perfectly positioned to join in...
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    Australian navy's hunt for new sub to replace Collins class

    Looks from a high level that Canada is the odd person out in this breaking news. Sad.
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    Afghan Interpreters, Others Fast-tracking to Canada

    I might just do that. According to this article this guy was the only CDN at HKIA for what 4/5 days before we had any one else on the ground. He certainly was not getting paid a penny from the Feds to be doing this. He most likely had no official title, role or legitimacy while he was there...
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    Afghan Interpreters, Others Fast-tracking to Canada

    Canadian Dave and his efforts to save as many as he and his team could. To me, his actions should result in an 'Order of Canada' but what do I know. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/canadian-dave-former-soldier-help-rescue-afghan-refugees-1.6168082
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    What about Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah? Any official positions for them, other than up against the wall?
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    Light Weapons Carrier - New Wiesel

    The legitimate concern is it narrow enough to fit in a CH-53. Deep snow was not a major concern for the Bundeswehr when the Wiesel was developed in the 70s/80s; they had no intention of making another run to Moscow. But what about third time's a charm?
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    Light Weapons Carrier - New Wiesel

    Ok, question here, the tracks look to be a bit narrow to be able to handle alot of deep snow. Is this a legitimate concern?
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    Just finished watching the 1st episode of the new series, 'Turning Point' on Netflix. At rush of old emotions rushed over me while watching it. I can close my eyes and still run through everything from about 8:45am straight through to finally finding my wife just after Noon that day.
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    Unfortunately all of those left from Dunkirk are all pretty much gone or unable to explain, properly, how it should happen….
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    Afghan Interpreters, Others Fast-tracking to Canada

    Where are the Japanese? Where are all the South Americans? South Africans?
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    Yes and that is how the next insurgency starts. The circle of life, lol.
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