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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    1) "This summer, @AnitaAnandMP made significant announcements regarding @NORADCommand modernization. How will these be implemented? @AndreaCharron speaks to BGen McKenna, BGen Sabourin, Cheri Crosby, and Martin Tomkin on this episode of "DefenceDeconstructed" (Oct. 25) 2) Video of interview...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    CSC's creeping up towards $6 billion each, PBO says: Mark Ottawa
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Excellent paper at Macdonald-Laurier Institute by the very knowledgeable Prof. James Fergusson (U. of Manitoba): Read on. Mark Ottawa
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Meanwhile, sounds like the CDS is close to despair--CP story: Mark Ottawa
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    De Havilland Cannada announces new calgary manufacturing facility

    And see this story at Flight Global--dubious that either Twotter or Dash 8 will go back into production. Water bomber likely only new-build project and very limited market for that, esp. as Americans never bought Canadairs...
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    Favourite War Movies

    And a post, with videos: "Time and Inclination: The Influence of “Dr. Strangelove” on a Future Military Movie" https://mark3ds.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/mark-collins-time-and-inclination-the-influence-of-dr-strangelove-on-a-future-military-movie/ Mark Collins
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    Favourite War Movies

    "hair mussed" Mark Collins
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Meanwhile first new US Navy Fincantieri FREMM-based frigate starts building. In Wisconsin. Sigh: https://news.usni.org/2022/08/31/fincantieri-begins-construction-of-first-constellation-class-frigate Mark Collins
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    Favourite War Movies

    On tonight at 2000 on TCM: "Dr. Strangelove": https://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/73309/dr-strangelove-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bomb#overview Mark Collins
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    That 2029 date for first CCG MPV is fairy land if the polar breaker is built first. There's also the OOSV to come from Seaspan. Mark Ottawa
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    CCGS George R. Pearkes will be well into her forties (if not older) when her replacement from Seaspan arrives sometime next decade: Mark Ottawa
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    The NSS demolished, in terms of costs per ship and times of construction compared to other countries' efforts, by a Canadian naval architect--the start and conclusion of a piece at FrontLine Defence: https://defence.frontline.online/article/2022/1/19348-The-National-Shipbuilding-Shambles...
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    No new funding for first six years covered by earlier announcement: Mark Ottawa
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    More on FUBAR shipbuilding in Canada, CCG section--June this year: "new [Seaspan OOSV science] vessel has been ordered...not expected to be delivered until 2025, barring construction delays [tee hee]"...
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    "We need to pick one, and start ordering them now"--any Canadian shipyards left to build them? No gov't will want to buy abroad no matter how much sense it might make in terms of costs and delivery speed. Mark Ottawa
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