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Recent content by Swampbuggy

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    Adaptable Strike Frigate

    Would’ve loved to see a 35mm millenium there.
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    Adaptable Strike Frigate

    Is the 76 an appropriate compromise between the other two weapons? With VULCANO rounds you have the precision and range for some shore bombardment capability but you also have a choice of ammunition and a higher rate of fire to presumably be more effective against air threats.
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    Adaptable Strike Frigate

    I absolutely appreciate the logic behind doing it this way, particularly as it should occur relatively early in the build cycle. I was concerned that if it were to be more of a half and half split, around ship 8 or so, that there could be a repeat of the CPF block 2 situation. IIRC the second...
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    Adaptable Strike Frigate

    If so, my hope would be to have at least 5 of them in that block.
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    Adaptable Strike Frigate

    When you say “second block” is that understood to be ships 4-6 or do we feel like that may come later in the stream?
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    Zelenskyy Perturbed at Friend Trudeau

    God, I hope that website has a nifty name like wheatBay…
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    Just an idle curiosity. I was wondering how much (or little) that magazine may have to change when HARPOON gives way to NSM. I imagine there may come a time when they may have to share the same space in transport.
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    @Underway…just wondering if the NSM uses the same fuel as HARPOON?
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    Well, you can damn David for cutting corners or sabotaging the ship in the ways noted above, but I’m not sure you can damn them for either the design of the vessel or the actual need for the vessel. If there were shortcomings in the actual design/capabilities of the proposed vessel, then...
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    According to a 2018 article by Matthew Fisher in the CGAI publication, the cost for the initial 5 years lease (including personnel) was to be $677 million. I can’t find it now, but I believe the extension costs per each additional 5 years were progressively cheaper than that. So, if that is...
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    I should also say that I don’t believe any of this would happen for multiple other reasons as well…cost, personnel, political will etc..
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    Of course, things could change (as unlikely as that may be) if someone decides the goodwill garnered from that sort of tasking is worth the cost. Point taken re:RAS, however the other benefits remain given the space/flexibility of the ship. I don’t believe any of this is likely, as I’m certain...
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    Just thinking out loud here, but I always thought AST would make a great centrepiece for a Caribbean task force, for either HADR with AOPS supporting or a mothership for OP CARIBBE. She could carry a couple of LEDETS, intercept boats, two choppers and be able to refuel USCG vessels, but not...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    The NSS, as a concept, is an excellent way to develop, expand and sustain both skill sets and human expertise in all of the above mentioned trades. I believe that where it struggles is when it is applied to a situation that needs to replace 30+ highly important vessels in short order. As Colin...
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    That wouldn’t be the case if it was purchased outright and RCN manned, would it?
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