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  1. IRepoCans

    Ricks Napkin Challenge- The Infantry Section and Platoon

    I'm partial to how the Brits juggled their sharpshooter rifle and UGLs opposed to how they say it's done doctrinally. IC w/ the sharpshooter rifle allowing for greater PID/visual SA at distance without having to go to binos, and still allows them to assault. 2IC w/ a UGL (or stand-alone in the...
  2. IRepoCans

    Ricks Napkin Challenge- The Infantry Section and Platoon

    ATGM-R is the name of the project to replace our previous ATGM (eryx?) and potentially the TOWs (which honestly I think we should keep since there are very few systems that can stop a TOW II from killing a tank) since it may expand to vehicle born ATGMs, but the main effort for it is a...
  3. IRepoCans

    Ricks Napkin Challenge- The Infantry Section and Platoon

    Both Hereford and Poole have bumped those numbers up (along with their international equivalents), 4-man dets / patrols went away long ago once FIBUA became a mainstay operating environment and a required increase in the number of specialist qualifications within each det / patrol; the...
  4. IRepoCans

    Ricks Napkin Challenge- The Infantry Section and Platoon

    The KAC LAMG/AMG is an interesting solution if we're still hell bent on having an assaulting belt fed weapon in a section at half the weight.
  5. IRepoCans

    Infantry Vehicles

    The Dagor (and it's smaller MRZR cousin) is plagued with issues in actual execution and logistics, a lot of highly spec'd Toyotas are the actual ULCV for the command or they continue to use the armoured GMVs. 3RCR and the DFS cell in CTC have written up some decent literature on what kind of...
  6. IRepoCans

    Soldier Operational Clothing and Equipment Modernization

    I don't disagree, there are some arguments that the dedicated dismounted forces may have some slightly different requirements than than those who aren't; but I'm not airborne enough to understand that line of reasoning.
  7. IRepoCans

    Soldier Operational Clothing and Equipment Modernization

    We're painfully slow and adverse to change.
  8. IRepoCans

    Soldier Operational Clothing and Equipment Modernization

    To some extent yes, by which if any of the small scale procurements made under DICE get made into larger scale acquisitions under SOCEM. Otherwise, maybe only Recce and snipes within the Mech Bns (albeit they already have their own equipment program). Really the only different kit under DICE is...
  9. IRepoCans

    Soldier Operational Clothing and Equipment Modernization

    CADPAT MT will begin issuing out in 4 Div sometime later this year starting with combats, rain gear and bush caps (which would go to 2CMBG lines first); but Ontario is a weird place and I wouldn't be surprised to see just COs and RSMs with it and us regular folk still in faded combats until next...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Was referring to where on ACIMS, but if it isn't there it doesn't matter. I wonder which capbadge will end up owning the LIB, or are they just going to bring up a new one.
  11. IRepoCans

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Where was this posted under? A near full strength light infantry battalion with all the dedicated CS and CSS enablers it would require would follow with what I've been hearing out of Gagetown with the DICE program and some of the new LF doctrine that will be formally updated/introduced in the BG-Ls.
  12. IRepoCans

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    The PRC-163s are plagued with issues from what I hear; hell an 18E I know is doing all he can to hold onto their MBITRs and 152s. Funny considering since USASOC went with 163s, and the US Army is going with IMBITRs (which are Type 1 TSM capable btw). Plus, we're odd about purchasing new shiny...
  13. IRepoCans

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Don't even have to be new, just need to have them, and actually train people on them before a pre-deployment work-up. I'd kill for a handful of MBITRs (or IMBITRs if we're going for future-proof) with long whip multi-band antennas from Shakespeare.
  14. IRepoCans

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    That's easy the division training centres will take them, or they're tucked in MSA somewhere never to be seen. I was on a reserve PLQ / ISSC where 95% of the course had never used MNVGs on let alone a PEQ-2 or PAQ-4 (the latter two we didn't even have on the course). Rant on: Hell, we didn't...
  15. IRepoCans

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    WP is pretty widespread now (even amongst the white side of SOCOM): Australian Army runs PVS-31As complete for all combat arm units and their direct support (to include their reserves); the French, the Germans and the UK are phasing in WP dual tube systems for combat arms (Elbit based for the...
  16. IRepoCans

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    I am not sure if I am a fan of multiple small coys, because that ultimately leads to much smaller platoons that lack the capacity to carry certain capabilities and in turn the mass capable of sustaining a handful of casualties before being rendered ineffective. Plus I don't see how we'll manage...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    I thought we were looking at the Spikes within the 5-7 km range so we could actually outrange MBTs as dismounts, the newer Javelins also reach out to 5km. Either way, would these merely just be available to the DFS pl or would they find themselves within the rifle coys? Because a brigades worth...
  18. IRepoCans

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Precisely, I believe only the Americans (and really it's only the Rangers because of their dedicated air assets) can conduct a theatre entry against a near peer threat. Now, airmobile forces to facilitate NEOs is something we could do; especially if such a force regularly practiced with the...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Considering neither have touched on theatre entry in quite some time (jumping with the 82nd or the 173rd onto an airfield once every few years doesn't count), you could argue both are inappropriate for the role. The joint theatre entry experts (the Ranger Battalions) conduct an annual 8-week...
  20. IRepoCans

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Last time I worked with 1RCR, the boats were all crewed by 2 pers (3IC was the crew comd / gunner) and the remainder were dismounted. I think this variation of the sect org is actually in the new(er) pam as well, a lot of this boils down to unit SOPs though. Same way how the Patricias have their...
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