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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Its interesting that we maintain some recognition that industrial capacity is important, I mean we still have a Munition Supply Program, that on the surface seems to be maintained ie. we can manufacture ammo. Then you dig into the details and realize its a disaster of mismanagement and lack of...
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Interesting then. Perhaps I miss read something or maybe it was fuzes. 🤷‍♂️
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Canada’s artillery production capabilities are largely extinct. The lines have not been used in over 20 years and tech both shell and production line have moved on as have the needed ancillary industrial capabilities. Bottom line is we can’t start new or old shell design manufacturing inside of...
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    CAN Enhanced (Permanent?) Fwd Presence in Latvia

    The numbers outlined in SSE have allowed both the Government and the CAF to say they have met the needs while ignoring reality. What is a sustained 100-500 person deployment? What capability is that? That statement is not even aimed at one service but the CAF as a whole. Army thinks that’s a...
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    CAN Enhanced (Permanent?) Fwd Presence in Latvia

    UORs don’t come from magic though. Canada has always assumed it can just UOR away problems like ATGMs but how does that work when the US military has given away 1/3 of its missile stockpiles and industry is talking about two years to ramp up production to replace that? Imagine if in addition...
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    Jerry Amernic: The downfall of Canada’s military

    Technically F2025 is only Army and is only tangentially related to Reconstitution. CAF Reconstitution is all services, and all the Services and other L1 HQs are working on their plans to support Reconstitution.
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    CAN Enhanced (Permanent?) Fwd Presence in Latvia

    I suspect we will see FJAGs point 4 from post 798. Slightly reinforce the BG and basically enable Canada to turn it into a Combined Arms Bn. In terms of the Bde the most I see happening is Task Force Latvia because becoming the Multi National Bde HQ with some additional Canadian Staff and will...
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    Ricks Napkin Challenge- The Infantry Section and Platoon

    10 minutes of searching to confirm. German Puma - Contract signed in 2008 to integrate Spike L2 onto the Turrets. Australian Land Force 300 - Both contenders (KF-41 Lynx and AS21 Redback) have integrated ATGMs (Spike L2) Polish Borsuk IFV - Underway program with Spike L2 ATGMs integrated in the...
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    Ricks Napkin Challenge- The Infantry Section and Platoon

    Why is everyone else around us doing that then? Its not even a new idea to have ATGMs on IFVs just Canada has not done so. I honestly don't see how momentum gets slowed down due to IFVs having the ability to kill tanks at long range without needing to reposition tanks from elsewhere in the...
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    Ricks Napkin Challenge- The Infantry Section and Platoon

    Yes, I do mean Mechanized Infantry Mounted Offensive Ops. Like Advance to Contacts, Pursuits etc. Let see the CA has 6 Mech Inf Bns, so 18 mech Infantry sub units. We have basically two actual MBT squadrons. The so what is that the Infantry are going to have to fight as Infantry Coy Grps with...
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    Ricks Napkin Challenge- The Infantry Section and Platoon

    Dedicated ATGMs need PYs though and you hit on it I think they are a Bn asset that works for the CO to reinforce where he sees fit or fight deeper than the Coys are. IFV ATGMs are PY neutral and are a Coy Comd, Pl Comd asset. I think they are also a key to mounted mech offensive maneuver with...
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    French Army chooses new camouflage for 2024

    Remember that the origin of the CADPAT(MT) program was a Commander of the Canadian Army saying he wanted to adopt Multicam. Result is CADPAT (MT), a Canadian only, orphan design with no wide industry support so no one can purchase gear or kit in that pattern or something close nor can the Army...
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    The US Military Basic Allowance for Housing for the next year is released every December. I think its assessed every year but I could be wrong. 2022 rates for soldiers with dependents are here. Note as well that its is tax free and paid only if you live off base as is indicated by several...
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Lots of issues and only a few suggestions for improvements. CAF pay is largely tied to rank and then secondary to trade (Spec pay). Should that change to being a base pay tied to rank (ie. management expectations) and then an almost equal amount tied to qualifications? Ie. The more trained and...
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    I don’t think this is merely a CAF problem. It’s likely a lot of problems rolled into one. Some items to consider: 1. According to Stats Canada Average income in 2021 was around $55,000. 2. Average family income after tax in 2021 was around $66,000. 3. Only around 15% of Canadians earned...
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