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  1. Ping Monkey

    Sikh & India (Alleged) Shenanigans in Canada (split fm Non-Muslim terr thread)

    Interesting article from NPR: Why India's warnings about Sikh separatism don't get much traction in the West https://www.npr.org/2023/09/28/1201733505/india-sikh-separatism-khalistan-canada-crisis-analysis
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    The Nord Stream pipeline blast plot thickens: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/sep/26/nord-stream-pipeline-blasts-key-details-revealed-by-scientists
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    F35 can't be found after pilot ejected.

    A few more details from the Marine Times: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2023/09/19/pilot-of-downed-f-35-parachuted-into-residential-backyard/
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    Missing Titanic Sub

    From WSJ: https://archive.ph/pSpem
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    India (Superthread)

    A huge step up for the Indian Forces ISR, MPA and ASW capabilities! 31 MQ-9B is a helluva fleet purchase. Well done! (y) https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/india-approves-procurement-us-mq-9b-seaguardian-drones-sources-2023-06-15/
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    Replacing the Subs

    I'm genuinely quite keen on seeing where any mutually benefiting Korean-Canadian partnerships may lead. GDMS-Canada has been exporting ASW sensors and mission systems to the RoK Navy for many years, and DRDC just extended their MOU for further collaboration between our two Defence Science...
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    JUSTAS: the project to buy armed Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAVs

    Another successful IBP ASW exercise for the MQ-9B! Working on this program has been my favourite task since I left the CAF. :cool:(y) Really looking forward to seeing it conducting MPA & ASW operations in WESTPAC later this fall. SeaGuardian Used by USN in Support of Integrated Battle Problem
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    A Leaky Sieve: Retention in the ADF

    https://asiapacificdefencereporter.com/adf-members-may-be-in-line-for-bonus-payments-as-part-of-dsr/ Cue the Oprah giveaway gifs.
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

    Pilot Error After ‘Sierra Hotel Break’ Resulted in South China Sea F-35C Crash, Investigation Says https://news.usni.org/2023/02/21/pilot-error-after-sierra-hotel-break-resulted-in-south-china-sea-f-35c-crash-investigation-says
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    Mystery objects/ Balloons over north America

    #SnortLaugh :LOL:
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    Mystery objects/ Balloons over north America

    Interesting... looks nearly identical to the ones the US military was recently trialling: What We Know About The High-Altitude Balloons Recently Lingering Off America's Coastlines
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    The truth hurts... literally. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11265915/Furious-conscripts-turn-commander-officer-beaten-saying-cannon-fodder.html
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    Herc on Floats for Spec Ops?

    Looks like USSOCOM is shopping around... https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/09/shinmaywa-and-ussocom-comment-on-the-us-2-seaplane/
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    CP-140 Aurora

    If that's the case, perhaps DFS should have us affix appropriate warning placards on the wingtips & fuselage.
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    CP-140 Aurora

    The only suitable response. ** EDIT: A 'Pressed Ham' in the Observer window would also be appropriate. 🍑
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    Boeing to offer P-8 as CP-140 Replacement

    Indeed. OS news is limited, but I'm inclined to buy myself a ticket to Hawaii this summer to cheer on my GA colleagues. https://www.ga-asi.com/seaguardian-cost-effective-surveillance-for-the-vast-maritime-domain