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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...