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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Thats pretty dated and the data I saw https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/maritime-antisub/9124-bae-transfers-warship-design-data-to-australia?fbclid=IwAR1bFFEyWvTT29AQZYovwmjj6bANyZ7wKaypLt8GS9DIgB-ptcevj-lDQC8
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    I wonder did Davie bid on it?
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    The cost was actually much higher.
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    That's right as well. Didn't take long for all the non engineering types to jump on the bandwagon though.
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    When I originally saw the "rumour" and knowing how documentation is handled as part of the TDP I treated it just like l any other rumour in regards to this class of ship as BS. Ships staff having to trace systems because there's no drawings, sure;)
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    That ship is useless to us without deck space for our modular payloads. 99% of the payloads and capabilities we have to have stern access to the ocean for towed arrays either TRAPS, side scan etc.
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    That's actually a pretty nice ship, good range and endurance. I would however redesign the back end and eliminate the stern ramp and have a payload area to stage modular payloads such as TRAPS. Probably go with the ice class option.
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    Kingston Class was only meant to have a endurance of 14 days, our only limitation was food and fuel. We got creative with portable deepfreezes, stocking the entire cold room, dairy stores full. Eventually we could go a month and even longer. Eventually fuel and stores was required. AOPS burns...
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    Well we were on the border of Russian waters and we had the appropriate cover. Even the Russians came out to say hi. Point is that all ships are not armed the same. MCM operates within a larger group that has that protection for us.
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    Not really, most MCM ships are lightly armed and will remain so especially in regards to anti-ship missiles. When I was operating with the Baltic MCM group earlier this year a few of the ships had some man portable anti air but most either had .50 Cals or a 25mm. Most of the time the ships would...
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    Someone is going to get the economic benefits, and I'm good with NS getting them.
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    True, I still think its a great investment for NS.
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    So what? did the money expressively come out of your pocket.? The forgivable loan is probably the best investment the government of NS ever had for the rebuilding of the yard in Halifax, if they get a few dollars to build another facility its money well spent.
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    Unless Irving builds another yard, they are looking buying DND property across Halifax Harbour.....
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    There should be any belief, the government already said they are building one of the Polar ice breakers and more than likely other CG ships as well. Not everyone at Davie speaks French there sport. They will never build the CSC unless you want to add billions to the cost and that comes...
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