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    CH-146 Griffon

    Good call. Share 84% of their components & both made by Bell. In another reality, the GoC saw those 2 great products made by a company with a manufacturing plant in Quebec & asked themselves… “Wait, can we get ourselves some proper military aircraft AND spend the money in that riding...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Probably crossed his mind, and I can’t blame the guy for even pondering it. It’s crazy how 2 sides of a conflict can look at the ‘cause’ & be so convinced that the other side started it.
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    CH-146 Griffon

    And we’re replacing 5 planes with 6, so that’s a nice surprise. (We originally intended to have 5 Polaris operating, but 1 of them has become the designated jet for the PM. So I’m guessing we are acquiring 6 aircraft because one of them will become the new Canada One, and we’ll be back to...
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    CH-146 Griffon

    Didn’t the RCAF discreetly manage to get its fingers on 2 soon to be retired A330’s with the intent to convert them to refuellers, aka the MRTT? Or something to that affect? I remember reading somewhere credible (non-Canadian source) that we put a deposit, or some kind of ‘something’ for 2...
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    "We bring specialized skill sets and capabilities to this extremely important tasking, these capabilities are unique to that of any other department in the federal government..." <Que the Class A reservists, augmented by 15yo cadets, showing up with those mini-shovels in 3...2...1>
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    CH-146 Griffon

    On paper it can carry around 3x as many troops as the Griffon can, AND it's made in Quebec? Tell your tea cup to come up with a different future for us, pretty please? (Since its magic, I'm assuming it can also do this?)
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    CH-146 Griffon

    Why spend money on hardly used airframes (even if they don’t spend much time in the air) when we could probably convince the Americans to just give us 85 of the Black Hawks they retire for free? <mumble mumble mumble> “something about NORAD?” <mumble mumble mumble>
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    CH-146 Griffon

    So what you’re really saying is they have low hours?? 🤨
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    For an active protection system contract to take 7-10 years, don’t even bother. Just incorporate it into the replacement vehicle contract, or add whatever system is current at the time to the replacement vehicle. Or do a UOR for one once the replacement vehicle is chosen, depending on where...
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    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    Solid reminder of the human factor, something I tend to forget when I read stories of people being attacked or businesses being broken into, by 'those homeless addicts'... I am sincerely sorry Bri, I was probably a tad bit ignorant & harsh when I painted with a broad brush. _________ (Just...
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    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    Call For Service What did/do you guys call them out there?
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    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    Thank Goodness! I knew the solution to knife crime & an abundance of street drugs was for big government to target hunters & farmers... My fear for public safety has been abated 🥵🙏
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    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    I hate to sound crass, but I totally agree. On the one hand we all want a society that helps people when they fall down. We all fall down at some points in our lives, some harder than others, but we all do... But there comes a point where we, as a society, have gone too far in one...
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    Haitian leaders must all agree before Canada would lead a potential military intervention, Trudeau says

    Not to sound too dark, but unless the street gangs have a supplier of RPG’s & a fairly well distributed network of pricks missing some fingers throughout the country, the fight at the tactical level is fairly achievable. (Assuming the gangs aren’t using any respawn hacks…) But agreed, the...
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    Active Shooter / Hostile Event ( ASHE ) prevention / response

    Wow. When I finally got to the article after 20 prompts to sign up for the NYT, I had only planned on skimming it. I thought it would be a ‘gangster type goes into club with a gun, let’s off a few rounds & gets tackled’ kind of play. Nope! I was wrong! A 300lbs dude with body armour & a...
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    NATO’s North American Regional Office of the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA)

    What does this climate change centre in Montreal actually do? (Like for real…?)
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    I suppose keeping a low profile makes sense given the absurdly ignorant/woke crowd in Ottawa. We wouldn’t even sell the Philippines 15 Bell 412’s without the mandatory BS of “we want guarantees that these helicopters, being procured for both the military & national police, will not be armed or...
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    Canadian Military can work in Europe and Asia at the same time

    When we say not enough equipment, are we talking about capital equipment such as LAV’s & trucks, ships & planes? Or are we talking about the non-sexy equipment that never gets talked about such as radios, diagnostic machines for platforms, etc (Both equally limiting. One gets talked about a...
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    Canadian Military can work in Europe and Asia at the same time

    I lumped that in with the ‘national defence stuff’ - but good call. I did forget to mention both our strategic & tactical airlift fleets assisting UN Forces throughout the world, 2 being forward deployed currently to assist with Ukrainian stuff, etc (Just incase we weren’t busy enough)
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