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    The Air Force is testing a new device that will make peeing less dangerous for fighter pilots

    Curious...possibly issues with a wet diaper combined with a G-Suit?
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    Replacing the Subs

    To my mind the real advantage of a semi-submersible wouldn't be to try and be both a surface ship and a submarine (and not as good as either), but rather to be a surface ship that can (briefly) dive just under the surface in order to avoid missile attack. Once a large (and expensive) surface...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Such a small number may be symbolic only, but IF Russia were planning an invasion of Ukraine the presence of NATO troops and aircraft could complicate any plans the Russians may have to launch a first strike against airfields to eliminate the Ukrainian Air Force. NATO casualties would mean a...
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    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    If you were the paranoid type you might wonder if something like this could be used as a cover to draft a bunch of commercial vessels into military service...say to transport troops and equipment through those coastal waters to an unnamed, nearby island...
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    British army pulling out of Suffield

    3rd time's a charm??? 😝
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    Word association (just for fun)

    Sink
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    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    Well, they do have the best air-to-air combat record of any of the contenders: Air-to-Air Kills: F-35 --> 0 Gripen --> 0 Super Hornet --> 1 Sopwith Camel --> 1,294
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    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    But if they build the hangers to suit the Gripen, then won't they be too small if we end up buying the Super Hornet??? :cool:
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    An interesting perspective in this article from the Modern War Institute website. If you believe the premise of this article then the CA is uniquely unprepared for a modern conflict. We have neither the massed nor precision fires available to target enemy offensive forces, woefully inadequate...
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    What to wear at interview ?

    It's certainly up to you, but a jacket and tie can come in handy in other circumstances in life. Weddings, unexpected deaths in the family, and hopefully your swearing in ceremony.
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    France seeks Canadian Second World War veterans to award Legion of Honour

    My uncle served in the Black Watch in Normandy and when the French first rolled out this program in 2014 for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day we asked him if he was interested. He said he had no interest in taking anything from a government that waited 70 years to honour the sacrifice made by...
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    Replacing the Subs

    I suggested previously that the only way I could possibly see Canada obtaining SSNs would be to purchase US Boats and home port them at existing US submarine bases. Maintenance and support could be contracted out to the USN. That eliminates the issue of maintenance facilities, staffing and...
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    New German Navy summer uniform

    I think the old uniforms look much more comfortable...
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    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    Sounds like the perfect opportunity for the CF to buy them used once the USAF finally takes them out of service! 🙄
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    Rick's Napkin Forces Challenge

    4,000 Army, 4,000 RCAF and 4,000 RCN....but that only leaves 3,000 HQ staff! C'mon...let's at least be realistic about this!
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