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Recent content by Swampbuggy

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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    They are in fact in the process of divesting/decommissioning several KAISERS, it’s a very real option.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    I read somewhere that the.50 was the best choice against small boats/swarm attacks, but have no idea if that still holds true. I can certainly see how the higher firing rate would be an advantage over the larger calibre RWS, but obviously wouldn't pack the same punch.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Interesting to see the finer details getting sorted out. I was wondering, as I haven't seen anything in any of the publications to date, whether there will be.50cal RWS mounted to the ship as well as the Marlin? I would assume so, but haven't seen or heard a peep about it.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    My guess is that the 30mm does the bulk of the work on drones inside a 5k envelope? I was under the impression that the reason it was chosen over the 25mm is it's greater elevation/range specifically for that application.
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    Hence the Sea Giraffe, I'd imagine. I wondered about it's inclusion, but I guess it contributes to overall RMP.
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Hey, hey....seeing/feeling that smokey atmosphere just lets me know I'm getting closer to Hutch's. I'd brave Mordor any number of times to pound back a hammer and poutine...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Having watched any number of vids featuring Cdr Gleason, I've been consistently impressed with his openness and attitude towards presenting this vessel. An excellent ambassador for the class and the Navy.
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Unreal how efficiently the vessel uses fuel, particularly considering the amount of ice it was going through. That's really impressive.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Sure, it's the best shot most have right now. But, my point is that the elderly having to pay health insurance to stay in Florida may find it appealing to chase the sun in Canada and skip that bill. Anyways, it's largely a moot point. If Canada added a Caribbean or tropical island to our...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Maybe, but maybe not. Think of the snowbirds that flock down to Florida. Most of them are paying extra for health insurance in addition to the exchange etc. Life's not a hell of a lot cheaper in Florida then it is here, yet many head down there anyway. The Sun sells and the snowbirds are a...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Yes, but...the amount of money people spend to go to Cuba, Florida, Mexico, Jamaica etc would be spent in "Canada" were the Turks or Bermuda welcomed into the fold. Be nice to go somewhere dandy that requires no passport or currency exchange.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    I do remember that from earlier. I guess I was just musing on whether that was supposed to be a clean sheet or a variant of the KINGSTON as it exists now.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    I think it's been proven enough in this thread that the replacement for an MCDV, shouldn't be anything smaller than an MCDV, for multiple reasons. Ideally, the replacement would be bigger, faster, have some capacity to land a helo, maybe even a hangar (for uav's more likely). Is there any sense...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    I believe this is another iteration of the Damen Stan patrol vessel that the HERO class is based on. I'm not certain there's too much appetite for another kick at that can, though as Kevin B points out earlier, they're probably cheap to build and could be produced in big numbers.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Fairly similar to the OTAGO class set up....
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