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  1. Ping Monkey

    CP-140 Aurora

    LOL. You can impress your friends with your new-found knowledge of USN stock sonobuoys. A "Cliff Claven" moment for the crew room! You're going to have to trust me on this one. ;)
  2. Ping Monkey

    CP-140 Aurora

    Actually, that SSQ-101 ADAR is one of the most modern (and effective) sonobuoys available right now. P-8A continues to employ it exclusively for Enhanced Multistatic reception. A marvel of mechanical engineering and incredibly expensive... That video stirred a small hornets nest when it hit...
  3. Ping Monkey

    RAF F-35 fighter crashes in Mediterranean

    Probe after British F-35 fighter crashes in Mediterranean: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59323895
  4. Ping Monkey

    Australian navy's hunt for new sub to replace Collins class

    A really good read, framing the current and upcoming challenges RAN have to face. https://sldinfo.com/2021/10/the-australian-submarine-decision-challenges-and-next-steps/
  5. Ping Monkey

    CP-140 Aurora

    Or, while waiting for an MPA replacement, just add maritime requirements & capability into the (soon-ish) expected RPA. Perhaps one that is already performing integration exercises with the USN and allies...
  6. Ping Monkey

    The US military is poisoning communities across the US with AFFF

    Oh man, this looks bad.. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/25/us-military-toxic-chemicals-us-states
  7. Ping Monkey

    Opportunity to update the CC-150 fleet?

    On topic... https://sldinfo.com/2021/03/replacing-canadas-air-tanking-fleet/
  8. Ping Monkey

    Congratulations on Your Military Service… Now Here Are 9 Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You

    Exercise Collaborative Spirit. A few of my company's managers participated in 2019, really enjoying the experience. 2020 was nixed for obvious reasons. 😷 https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2017/09/exercise_collaborativespiritadayinthelifeofourcanadianarmysoldie.html
  9. Ping Monkey

    Which Navy NCM Trade is Best?

    +1 for AES Op. 👍 Handsdown, the best career move I ever made. I regret not being able to remuster from the Navy to AES Op earlier (stoopid VOT restrictions... :mad:). If selected as a CH148 AES Op, you'll probably get more sea-time than most sailors too. I'm too far removed from the trade to...
  10. Ping Monkey

    Australian-built aircraft military milestone - Boeing Loyal Wingman

    "From design to first flight in three years." https://sldinfo.com/2021/03/first-flight-of-australias-first-locally-constructed-defence-aircraft-in-over-50-years/ BZ to our Aussie friends!
  11. Ping Monkey

    TOP Aces - 414 EWS Alphajets soon to be replaced by F-16

    Looks like the new toys have arrived! https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39397/how-the-worlds-first-privately-owned-fleet-of-f-16-aggressor-jets-became-a-reality
  12. Ping Monkey

    Japan: Submarine crew phone for help after crash

    Additional details. Lesson learned, kids: Always clear your baffles. http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14197593
  13. Ping Monkey

    UAV to be tested onboard Canadian Coast Guard Vessels

    Cool to see the Coast Guard testing out some new toys. https://seapowermagazine.org/kongsberg-drone-to-be-deployed-on-canadian-coast-guard-vessels/
  14. Ping Monkey

    Japan: Submarine crew phone for help after crash

    Some details on the challenges of surfacing, navigating sea lanes at periscope depth, and speculation on potential causes of the collision here: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39176/veteran-submariners-explain-what-might-have-gone-wrong-in-japanese-submarine-collision Very glad nobody...
  15. Ping Monkey

    Hudson Institute: Disrupting Anti-Submarine Warfare Using Autonomous Systems

    A very interesting read from the Hudson Institute. Particularly insightful, are pages 41 forward, regarding the future concept of operations for UAS (fixed/rotary-wing and UUV) employment in an ASW role...
  16. Ping Monkey

    CP-140 Aurora

    Hide the piano!! 🎹🔥🚒
  17. Ping Monkey

    CP-140 Aurora

    I love, love, love stories like this! https://seapowermagazine.org/sea-dragon-exercise-tests-asw-skills-for-maritime-patrol-aircraft-crews/ "The Sea Dragon events are graded, and the nation with the highest overall score wins the Dragon Belt award... This year, Royal Canadian Air Force 407...