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    Worldwide Submarine Threat

    I'm sure the Politicians Hot Air will continue to protect our Arctic waters with a 'heat shield'.  :gloomy: While prepared with a Canadian Focus, this 8 page 'cover focus' article clearly shows that the western nations need to take heed of the requirement for a renewed focus on ASW assets...
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    Welcome to Canada: Here are the new rules or C-17s and how I Hate Disinformation

    Here comes yet more Tory Disinformation! Remarkably similar to Liberal Spin. From Thursdays NP [http://www.nationalpost.com/related/topics/story.html?id=2212201 ] 'CITIZENSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES' In Canada, rights come with responsibilities. These include the following: OBEYING THE LAW One of...
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    Canadian CAMAA & the 'Shut-out' BC-17X

    I take it you mean, based on the post just prior to yours, the '(now just 8-10) additional BC-17 tails to the C-17 line' that I noted?  In addition to the 4 DND tails that were a given in any event. Just to be fully clear, for the last time: DND's 4 BC-17XM - paid for by DND (ACP-S funds); Our...
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    Canadian CAMAA & the 'Shut-out' BC-17X

    ringo/Baden Guy, I see that you have both fallen for the GHH misinformation campaign - and I note that, like the reporter, you obviously take everything they say at face value as I note neither of you has any negative or questioning comments about that proposal. US BC-17 potential GHH was one...
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    Canadian CAMAA & the 'Shut-out' BC-17X

    G2G - "Gobsmacked, you're out of your lane on this one.    It is a matter of record that this was the Army's decision, notable Comd FMC in November of 1989 . . . You may have an opinion as to whether the Army (or more accurately, Force Mobile Command of the day) made the right decision to not...
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    Canadian CAMAA & the 'Shut-out' BC-17X

    {NOTE:  Mods - Please add in posts http://Forums.Army.ca/forums/threads/54089/post-532444.html#msg532444 thru  http://Forums.Army.ca/forums/threads/54089/post-533524.html#msg533524 from the C-17 thread.  Then discard this note. Per conduct guidelines, this is Not a 'posts made for the purpose...
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    Canadian CAMAA & the 'Shut-out' BC-17X

    Guess that confirms it, looks like DND's Public Relations 'Misinformation' machine is hard at work putting a 'SPIN' on what was actually proposed. And, while I fully respect your Informed Opinions on the C-17, since you have reversed your previous view of (not for this thread), that opens the...
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    Canadian CAMAA & the 'Shut-out' BC-17X

    Hi Globesmasher, Been cursorily following the discussion and I saw you mentioned something on Feb 1 that was not followed up on. I tried a PM, but that darned function never seems to work for me when I try sending a member a message - it can't find them. A private company's bid lost because...
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    Pool of Antonovs for NATO?

    I think a point that has been missed in all of this is that it is also a parting HaHa from the Lieberals.  >:D As per the NATO news release, ptn attached below, the recently-departed previous Mr Dithers gov't signed the original agreement on - wait for it, Ministerial Level Gov't signature...
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    Unacceptable Political Advertising: Liberals Attacking the CF

    A_Major,  good one re: Lib MPs in Citys - got a real chuckle out of that!  8) FYI, just thought everyone should know what PM PM's view is of the whole CF attack ad: (Compendium of blurps from: Tor Star, CBC, CTV, Can AM, etc) [My comments Thusly] Martin said an ad that outraged present and...
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    Liberals want Handgun Ban

    Just wanted everyone to remember Paul Martin's 'Crystal Clear' assertion from tonights English Language debate: "Every handgun in the hands of some 500,000 collectors across Canada is just a 'Break-in' away from being used in a crime."  :o  >:( I suppose by the same wonderful leap-of-logic...
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    Cancel MGS - Buy new Cockeril 105mm design (see link)...

    Couldn't agree with you more Infanteer (& 2B)! See my two recent posts in Artillery Thread: http://Forums.Army.ca/forums/threads/36703/post-309616.html#msg309616 http://Forums.Army.ca/forums/threads/36703/post-309825.html#msg309825 Some illuminating info re: MGS and AMOS capabilities...
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    Precision and Accuracy in the call for fire

    Further to yesterdays note re: AMOS & HEAT, (and, in the Spirit of the Holidays, this is quite fun if you hum it to refrain ptn of the tune of 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer'  ;D ) DO YOU RECALL, ONE OF THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS FIBBERS OF ALL, THE Mobile Gun System IS OVERRATED, IT REALLY ISN'T UP...
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    Precision and Accuracy in the call for fire

    Not necessarily Capt, Keep in mind that a recent US$90M US Army contract for over 1,200 Hellfire II missiles (both: MAC - metal augmented charge; and HEAT warheads; plus trg rounds) averages some US$75K per missile - a 114% increase from 26 March 2003 average of US$35K, and this is one of the...
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    Defence Policy in the 2006 General Election

    MCG, Check the various news articles on 'Spotlight on Military News', The CPC want strategic airlift On top of the recently announced Tactical Airlift. 'Rant On' As previously noted, good ole, cross the floor and take a PWGSC Cabinet post Fiberal Scott Brison (yeah Belinda got away with it...
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