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  1. Dale Denton

    Federal Budget 2024 megathread

    The richest are already insulated from the majority of potential new tax measures. They should pay a fair share; tax the rich. You think the Irvings/Loblaws/etc.. are gonna pack up and move somewhere else with more competition vs staying home where they've already eliminated most of their...
  2. Dale Denton

    Our North - SSE Policy Update Megathread

    Anyways.. After I watched that interview with the French PM I read that Macron is visiting in July. I suspect the French are courting us for Suffren SSNs or Orka Class that recently won the Dutch competition. Thoughts?
  3. Dale Denton

    Cabinet Shuffle- (Wednesday 26 July).

    So what are everyones reasons for not liking Blair for MND?
  4. Dale Denton

    Replacing the Subs

    Anyone know what our 3 NSS yards think of this project? Has greater crew integration into USN and RN SSNs been studied? At least build a sub rescue ship for the aging Victorias, and im sure allies would appreciate another rescue ship in the Atlantic...
  5. Dale Denton

    CMMA - replacing the CP140 Aurora

    Ah, I meant the P-8. I imagined a new Argus based on the P-8 with parts designed and built in Canada. We should maximize domestic industry capability in select areas, ASW being one of them. We're not going to be the only ones to fly this for the next 30 years so lets design some new parts...
  6. Dale Denton

    CMMA - replacing the CP140 Aurora

    Reservations are justified, but if done with care, public attention, industry and educational sector input we could develop an industrial niche and value-add to an internationally fielded platform with our most trusted allys, then yes. Invest in a platform, realize the potential to build...
  7. Dale Denton

    Minister Anand announces $1.4 billion investment to upgrade Dwyer Hill Training Centre infrastructure

    We only announce this now so it'll be said during a Presidential briefing before he gets here. Sucks that the gov't thinks the only people who care about defence is the Americans and not our own people. They couldn't announce this after the invasion in UKR? not after the evacuation of HKIA when...
  8. Dale Denton

    Defending Canadian Arctic Sovereignty

    New Arctic Operations Base For UK Royal Marine Commandos A new Arctic operations base will support Britain’s commandos for the next ten years as the UK underscores its commitment to security in the High North. Naval News Staff 09 Mar 2023 Article link...
  9. Dale Denton

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Perhaps a LAV-based ammo-carrier or reloader? Picturing the LAV chassis as a predecessor to the BOXERs swappable mission modules.
  10. Dale Denton

    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    I smell an update for SSE coming shortly. Rumourmill on impending UOR contracts for AD, AT and counter-drone On social media, MND Anand with François-Philippe Champagne (Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada) are in Washington for 2 days in meetings with Boeing, LM, Raytheon on...
  11. Dale Denton

    Hospital ship for Canada

    Austal USA at SNA 2023: Expeditionary Medical Ship EMS Something to keep for short-term HADR? An article from April 2022 The Navy’s First Medical Ship In 35 Years Will Be Unlike Any Before It While not a one-to-one replacement for either of the Navy’s huge medical ships, the new vessels will...
  12. Dale Denton

    Transition to Municipal Police Force

    In your minds, what should the future of the RCMP look like? With staffing issues chronic and responsibilities growing in a landscape that is increasingly aware of the costs of policing, is it not prudent for the RCMP (and therefore gov't policy) to offload some responsibilities to the...
  13. Dale Denton

    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    From Janes: Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2022: Canada seeks equipment in light of Ukraine conflict Source
  14. Dale Denton

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Has partial public ownership of a factory/company not been brought up? This goes beyond just the C3 issue and should be a part of a larger approach to defence procurement. Provided a decision-maker cares enough to build an in-house solution: Figure out what we currently use enough to make...
  15. Dale Denton

    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    I agree, it just makes more sense at the end of the day to just acknowledge that we're tied to the USA. This new Abrams being teased by GDLS at AUSA 2022 would be a big and quick win for GDLS with another Abrams nation. Buy into the US Abrams maintenance program for a big new facility/employer...
  16. Dale Denton

    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    Aren't these things we should be aiming for? A Multi-Role Support Ship sure sounds useful in a crisis. UK Pursues Interim And Longer-Term Platform Options To Support Littoral Response Requirements The UK has announced that its casualty receiving and auxiliary ship RFA Argus will operate as an...
  17. Dale Denton

    Replacing the Subs

    That's a decent summary of the options from this thread. Getting real here, no way we are getting SSNs, if we were, politically we'd have made those plans public and joined hands with Australia. I think our defence dollars would be better spread across multiple arctic-capable platforms instead...
  18. Dale Denton

    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    Agreed, we should augment the tiny fleet of AORs with plenty of cheap options in lieu of more Protecteurs. The oldest ship in the Royal Naval Service to become the new Littoral Strike Ship A closer look at the Littoral Strike Ship concept Converting the Bay-class auxiliaries into littoral...
  19. Dale Denton

    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Something something bathwater... The failings of the NSS were predictable. Did anyone expect this to go any other way? You can tell how successful a program is based on how little information is available on the NSS at any given time. Where is the long-term strategy for the RCN? How does it...
  20. Dale Denton

    CAN Enhanced (Permanent?) Fwd Presence in Latvia

    Can you finish the rest of that conversation?