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  1. Dale Denton

    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    CANSEC is on, Saab Kockums - Submarine CANSEC
  2. Dale Denton

    Preserving Army Fleets

    Slovakia offers its fleet of T-72M tanks to Ukraine in exchange for Leopard 2 MBTs POSTED ON SUNDAY, 08 MAY 2022 17:15 Would be an easy way to indirectly assist UKR with our oldest or roughest Leopard 2s and replenish with whatever you will: M1s, Newer used Leo2s, something else.
  3. Dale Denton

    Preserving Army Fleets

    My lofty idea: Donate a chunk of our LAV6 fleet (if we should), build new ones (jobs) and build out the variants. New ATGM add-ons to some of the turrets. Buy some 40MM+ATGM/AA turrets for an interim IFV and testbed for the next APC/IFV in the Medium Cavalry role. Offer GDLS 30+years of...
  4. Dale Denton

    Preserving Army Fleets

    We have plenty of things that would do alot for the UKR war effort but we are choosing not to. If we cared more we could use this as an opportunity to show our confidence in Canadian products and the world would view us as less pacifist. Genuine question, are we not sending LAVs to UKR because...
  5. Dale Denton

    C20 Semi-aut Sniper System

    This is off topic, but we should be doing the above across the board with hygienic products, PPE, vaccine/medications to munitions, fleets of vehicles to rifles. Canadian workers making licenced and proven designs in Canada. If Colt Canada or CZ chose to close its doors, it would be prudent to...
  6. Dale Denton

    Preserving Army Fleets

    Interesting points made in this thread. Here's what i've learned. So I take it we are in the 'future' of warfare earlier than we thought and the state of the CAF has slid further into mediocrity? The backbone of our military fleet is 10 years behind the curve at best. We haven't been closer to...
  7. Dale Denton

    Preserving Army Fleets

    Basically every popular thread bleeds into other, new threads with people saying the same thing. We know the problems, we have a couple great solutions, but no decision-maker in gov't cares. I've read interesting takes that circle many thread over and over: Leveraging and sustaining defence...
  8. Dale Denton

    Future Naval platforms, systems, & fleet composition

    We should realise we could've used these for the floods in Vancouver, transporting stuff to UKR, HADR anywhere, etc... Its based on a VARD 7 Series 313. VARD 7 313 - Vard Marine https://vardmarine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/VARD-7-313.pdf
  9. Dale Denton

    Future Helicopters

    If only we cared the rifleman/civilian in danger enough to protect them using these 'evil' machines. RCAF/gov't hasn't done enough to assure people it deserves money for XYZ. It needs to be present on the TV/Internet.
  10. Dale Denton

    Future Helicopters

    Really? Nigeria before us?? Nigerian army to get Bell Textron AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters Source POSTED ON TUESDAY, 19 APRIL 2022 13:16
  11. Dale Denton

    Grooming Standards in Police, Emergency Services

    I will add, grooming standards are highly dependant on the customer/client base. A Board looking to hire a law firm at $1000/hr won't be happy when the Girl in the Dragon Tattoo shows up for a deposition, but a company looking to attract young and diverse talent should be more relaxed. Which...
  12. Dale Denton

    Grooming Standards in Police, Emergency Services

    I've read the studies (although it was ages ago), on the importance of dress and deportment. My general thinking is that nobody really cares about hair and tattoos anymore. If officers have unique hair/tattoos/beard then it may go towards subconsciously humanizing officers - which i'm all in...
  13. Dale Denton

    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    I think for the Kingstons, they'll be around for a little longer, so we have some time to debate their warship capabilities and focus on much more pressing projects. This however isn't a great idea since the Halifaxs will be around for quite some time and will be needed for 'higher-end' jobs...
  14. Dale Denton

    Boeing to offer P-8 as CP-140 Replacement

    Anyone know why Australia cancelled their Reaper buy last minute? Has the use of drones and UAVs dramatically changed since their GWOT maturity to something new? Should we just bite the bullet and buy larger fleet of P-8s for ASW, but change RPAS to something (fashionable) TB-2 sized and...
  15. Dale Denton

    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Made me think: If we were pragmatic and had a vision: couldn't we take additional responsibility in the Caribbean and South America from the hands of any of our friends? RN resources in the area My "doctrine" would be to shift focus to an area that we could alleviate some strain from our NATO...
  16. Dale Denton

    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    If we cared to be an actual Middle Power (TM), we should work extensively in the Caribbean. It's much easier to for us to get to, and we've had strong ties to the Caribbean since before Confederation, as well as the large communities here comprising of Caribbeans. If the Dutch have the...
  17. Dale Denton

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    If the new SSE 2.0 is being rushed out, wouldn't it be easier to just meld F2025 to it? Or are they incompatible?
  18. Dale Denton

    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    What would it take to get people to care? CAF needs the public to be aware of it as an institution and its shortcomings. This would all be in order to build civilian literacy and therefore securing the CAFs future. I'd reckon that if you took a nice chunk of that new money and created an...
  19. Dale Denton

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    I find it increasingly difficult to disagree with you. Makes sense seeing how few people have ever even heard of Force 2025 speaks to this. If someone were to articulate a gradual plan to enact policy change in 5 year increments, it would be very easy for civilians to understand where over $20B...
  20. Dale Denton

    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    I don't, please describe their 'dislike', and how it differs from the other parties.
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