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  1. KevinB

    Hockey Canada in the Liberal Crosshairs

    It can’t just be a program to check the box. It’s got to have total buy in from all levels and people who aren’t afraid to call attention to abuse.
  2. KevinB

    Ukraine - Superthread

    Well their missile strikes have lessened and they are using some odd choices for missiles currently — using Air deployed Anti-ship missiles against ground targets is a sign that one may be running out of Air to Ground systems.
  3. KevinB

    Hockey Canada in the Liberal Crosshairs

    https://www.usahockey.com/ USAHockey has the SafeSport program that all volunteers, Coaches, Referees and sport bodies need to conduct training under and fallow reporting processes, In addition to State, and Federal laws.
  4. KevinB

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Should not be hard to run Latvia ( if they wish) like 4 CMBG. Rotate units every 3-4 years. Put a CMBG Hq there - and 50% of the personnel for the Bde (and all equipment) and task some units as flyover.
  5. KevinB

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Interestingly enough some of the Simulator options are not just Digital - you can integrate the entire vehicle - so you need to load, fire, etc -- everything that is done for real, just not live rockets.
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Great minds ;) I don't think you need to use FFAR's - the new sims are good for all the user drills - and FFAR isn't going to be a FOO training aid of value.
  7. KevinB

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    What Canada doesn't need is YET another 105mm towed gun... Distance from a range is an issue with any platform. If one is looking at potentially making Petawawa the Lt Bde area - then Ontario Res units are the only ones that makes sense for the 777, the rest need to make do with what they...
  8. KevinB

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    4th is a serious overstatement. 3rd is generously accurate. * I don't care what Wiki says - its a rip off mishmash of several 70's and 80's era fighters, but not as capable as the parent designs.
  9. KevinB

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Common Pooled equipment tends to disintegrate at a vastly higher rate. Because it’s ‘Ridden hard and put away wet’. One can shoots blanks with eroded barrels. Would depend what was N/S on a gun to determine if it is fit for saluting usage only. There is apparently a new SPA program working...
  10. KevinB

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    And get to use the Paladins too ;)
  11. KevinB

    Future Armour

    Reduce operator strain, and errors. Theoretically they will be safer as one doesn’t need a human to be exposed to ammunition during the load cycle.
  12. KevinB

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    So it learned from the CoC you say…
  13. KevinB

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    I hate the term BTG Brigades exist for a reason.
  14. KevinB

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    The Poles see multiple benefits. Increased defense and deterrence, plus financial benefits. Plus they know the enemies in play.
  15. KevinB

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    The CAF I proposed would only field 3 Divisions in the event of a major worldwide conflict - that would have Canada mobilizing anyway, and the economy moved into wartime production etc. @FJAG pointed that aspect out already. When one looks at the PRes, from my understanding around 3k Regular...
  16. KevinB

    Future Armour

    The lower plates where nearly see through. Those tanks had no life left.
  17. KevinB

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    I’m talking about the equivalent of a DIV of regulars. But having equipment and a trained reserve to mobilize in terms of crisis. I don’t see that as a tough demand from Canada as it works to around 30k regular force personnel in the Army and close to 70k for the PRes. Increasing the...
  18. KevinB

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    The model I proposed above is a heavy Reserve based system. I am looking at history for the fact that the perception of weakness drives aggression from rogue/authoritarian regimes. 1 Regular Force Light Bde (like the old SSF) with an Airborne/Airmobile capability -- with a goal of being able...
  19. KevinB

    America’s ‘Dirty Secret’- USMC General Admits ‘Wicked’ Logistics Problems In Western Pacific To Battle China

    I think it behooves all of the Western style democracies to take a look at history and see what happens when countries/alliances are perceived as weak. There is a reason why I think the RCN needs to triple in size...
  20. KevinB

    America’s ‘Dirty Secret’- USMC General Admits ‘Wicked’ Logistics Problems In Western Pacific To Battle China

    I think that current bases Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Singapore and Australia offer a lot for theatre logistics. But it is still quite a trek to those, and from those. Personally unlike the Russian invasion of Ukraine, of which I was quite certain of last year, I don't see China trying to take...
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