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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    The Coast Guard has to extend the life of its fisheries research vessels for two more years because the new ones built on the west coast have yet to become operational and are not expected to be for some time. So much for Navy Shooter.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    The video doesn't give a very good idea of the size of the ship. Is it 2000 or 10,000 tons is it 150 or 350 ft. A bit more info would be helpfull. The ofsv Jacques Cartier delivered to Coast Guard by Seaspan 18 months ago is still not operational having experienced many equipment breakdowns...
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    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    Is the writing on the wall.  A few observations First the Gripen can operate from just about any airport in Canada and highways.  The Super Hornet can operate from anywhere our present Hornet can operate from. The f-35 however is a different story, it requires a long runway huge maintenance...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    It is obvious that many here have never worked at a shipyard, because it does not matter about contracts or penalties only. Everyone seems to forget UNIONS . If they say we will not work because of Covid or any other reason then it will not be done and neither the Gov. or God can alter that.   ...
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    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    F-35,F-35, F-35  is it all hype.  Been in development for over 20 years yet still is not in full scale production.  Has more defects now than 10 years ago. Needs more maintenance per flight hour than the Sea King. Cost per flight hour many times than any other fighter. Computer does not work as...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    The USMC is planning to cut a great percentage of its artillery units which include 105's & 155's maybe they will be for sale cheap.
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    MND 2019

    Watched three different networks news coverages before there was a short mention of MND . Kind of shows where defence stands in Federal Gov. right after the department of silly dances.
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    Soldier Operational Clothing and Equipment Modernization

    A fine selection of different boots sortta  destroys the term uniform. Cheers
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    Constructing the CCG Hero class [Merged]

    The Damen Stan 4209 is a perfectly good design used by several country's around the world including the US Coast Guard but when we bought the design and Canadianized it is when it was turned into a disaster. This is nothing new for CG HQ in Ottawa and continues today with problems in...
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    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    I am surprised that more do not refuse to spend millions putting together a bid that has little or no chance of being successful trying to deal with Canadian bureaucrats.  There is only 1 possibly 2 that stand a chance of a successful bid but stranger things have happened after all the Army is...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    The RN, RAN & RCN versions of the Type 26 will all have different Radars, Sonars , Fire control, Combat Management System ,Weapons and hence have different power requirements. They also have different engines. The Brits have RR gas turbines and mtu diesels while the Aussies call for GE turbines...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Remember this is just the first step. Everyone wants things to move swiftly but this just cannot happen. For example the main diesel engines its manufacturer might have a 2-3 year order book so we will go to the back of the line , then it has to be built, tested and shipped and arrive in Canada...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    As a point of interest saw Harry today completely covered by tarps probably for a fresh coat of paint getting ready for launching.
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    If you'd have read the whole article the defence department denied this as only a rumour and there was no intention to sell any wave class tankers. Wave Ruler is really only 15 years old and would have been a lot newer than the RCN'S average.  She is more of a tanker than a true AOR . 
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    Status on Victoria-class Submarines?

    During later part of the eighties there were in fact two separate Canadian companies conducting studies/research into AMPS(n)  for both Canadian and Dutch Navy Slowpoke types of power for submarines that went on for several years. I have copies of  Canada's Navy Annual from that period that...
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    I believe they are 7.62 or 50 cal. NRWS to replace the manual ones now onboard the Halifax class plus on the new aor's and a couple for training. They will be installed as the ships enter their next work period . They aren't intended for the Kingston class. Cheers. 
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    Name This Ship!

    Can't spell but its ALGONQUIN
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    I notice that he fails to mention that Davie is years behind and millions over budget on a couple of car ferries for the Quebec Gov.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Has anyone else noticed That the largest highest capacity shipyard in Canada Had the entire bridge structure for the Resolve built outside the country in Finland thus employing many Finish workers thus exceeding Irving employing foreign workers.
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    VAdm Norman - Supply Ship contract: Legal fight

    What everyone seems to have forgotten in this is the gov asked shipyards for ideas for a interim AOR and when they replied .The Davie was picked But no one here has ever looked at or critiqued or looked at the other proposals. The  Irving proposal was half the cost and was for a sale not a...