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  1. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    The RCN has done chew changes before in the Arctic as proof of concept in regards to the Kingston Class and could be easily accomplished at the Arctic fueling depot. The plan as it stands the AOPS assigned to the Arctic will stay there the entire time and for now no crew changes planned.
  2. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    The earliest presentation I saw for the ship is one dated 2011. It said: "AOPS is a naval ship but is not considered a combatant. The AOPS has a small caliber gun for sovereignty enforcement, two machine guns, and weapons lockers." So Canada decided on what gun it was to be armed with over a...
  3. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Rumour's and speculation like " I hear the senior brass were not enamored with the idea of naval icebreakers in the first place and likley rightly feared that making these ships a bit to capable, would potentially water down the argument for the full CSC package in the eyes of the politicians...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    No just pointing out that most of what you say is sheer speculation based on rumor's that you heard concerning these ships, what they'll be doing and where they'll be used. Couple that with your threat assessments to the RCN and statements of future doom for our ships and sailors based on your...
  5. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Yes you must read a lot based on some of your "informed" opinions I see on social media. Being informed doesn't make you a naval expert by any means and of course all the rumors you "heard" all adds up to someone who don't have a clue about these ships, why they were armed in this manner and...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Sure any lightly armed ship will be a "sitting duck" in a threat area unless they're well protected. I deployed to Africa twice in the Kingston Class and I can assure you we weren't in danger. There is always what ifs and yes HDW with its 25mm will be doing Caribs and Op Projections when fully...
  7. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    I had a bet with a friend that your next reply would be concerning armed drones and non-state actors. Man you are predictable. You must also be a fortune teller with your prediction that AOPS will be sent into high threat areas.
  8. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Yes lots of that going on eh?
  9. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    All ships will accrue ice in the Arctic and off Halifax if the right conditions are met, for your awareness the ice on HDW's gun was accrued off Halifax and this is not a new thing for the RCN. You just need the right sea state, air temp mix and you'll have it. Just because it will be operating...
  10. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    It can't reverse RAS but it can pump fuel to another ship alongside just like any other RCN vessel.
  11. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    The ship is set up to do a light line transfer just aft of the bridge and any solid transfers will be done via VERTREP. It is very unlikely you'll see many RAS as the set up is to enable the ship to be fueled at the Arctic fueling deport which has a RAS type setup. Due to enviro regs we don\t...
  12. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    68 crew and a 20 person mess for riders I do believe and that can all change due to mission.
  13. Stoker

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Perhaps if we had better QA in the yards the product would be better. I never said Irving is the best but I can't get some of hate and insistence that Irving is fleecing the government by driving truckloads of cash out the door late at night. If you talk to the right person you would know about...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Agree all shipyards have issues. Irving is often a target as they get the lions share of government shipyard work. Davie has certainly had its issues over the years from the government having to a steal a ship back from them right up until issues with the Asterix build. If we want to try and be...
  15. Stoker

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Not sure the guy knows what he's talking about.
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