I think the concept of operations for ASW drives the decision for a larger helicopter it would require a change that others here could explain betterFixed it for you
Cough Blackhawk cough...
MH-60R can do the AWS job,
MH-60G can do SAR/CSAR/CANSOF
UH-60 can do the regular UH role.
and the Liberals could buy them and blame the Conservatives for not getting them originally...
We slog it out and replace with the SB-1 Defiant?When talking EH101, there are both sunk costs already paid, plus cancellation penalties.
With two small bespoke fleets, both reduced by crashes, and problems with supply chains because both are bespoke, it may be time for the CAF to once again try to buy a single fleet, but this time an off the shelf, already in service model... If nothing else, it would boost defence spending.
Most of the rest of the world does it with the MH-60R, or SH-60 SeaHawk...I think the concept of operations for ASW drives the decision for a larger helicopter it would require a change that others here could explain better
Find a Bell comparable that can be built here
The Helicopter Canada never should have bought...Bell 412!
I really don't care about vendor - I care about capability.Who in turn will blame the Libs for the EH101 fiasco.
Everyone wants a better, more streamlined military procurement system to more efficiently funnel tax dollars to their preferred vendors.
I like the concept of national capacity - but one needs to weigh how that can be done for certain items.“That can be built here”
This mentality is part of what slaughters our procurement process (probably an insult to the word process but…).
Always need more Hercules, triple the fleet would still get used regularly...I like the Blackhawk idea. I also like the Herc for Transport/SAR/MPA idea too.
That is what truly kills me - heck if the CAF was awake - they'd have a LO in the PM shop of FVL seeing where Canada can get in.We don’t consider the most important things with the most weight; operational capability.
Agreed.That is why we have damn old fighters. Our fighters were sub-standard in GW1. That was 1991.
That is why we have a small orphan fleet of MHs that has some significant challenges.
That is why our tiny LRP fleet is going thru upgrades on aircraft that are 4 decades old, while other countries with small fleets are moving to or already have P-8.
How’s that new FWSAR fleet doing?
It won’t change and our military will never be taken seriously because of it.
That’ll go over well with pilots wanting to fly the thing…. RCAF will turn into cannon fodder for NATO. Cheaper to send in the Gripens than fire expensive cruise missiles.I guess we can be thankful we didn't buy the NH90 or C27J. Bad luck follows bad decisions pretty much guarantees the gripen will be chosen
Cyclone was not in-service with another military.I think we were supposed to have done this with the cyclone and the kingfisher, we’re not very good shoppers.
Well those two haven't been rousing successes anywhere. I guess time will tell if the Cyclone makes the cut. What exactly is the problem with getting the Kingfisher online?Can we, though?
Cyclone was not in-service with another military.
AERE officers in ADM Mat need to be given negative PER points for every bit of Canadianization they introduce into an aircraft.
Well those two haven't been rousing successes anywhere.
. I guess time will tell if the Cyclone makes the cut.