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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    So right now now at sea in one of the Kingston Class on Op Reassurance. Ships have reached or are reaching its design life of 25 years. ABS did their survey and found the ships fit for 15 more years as they are in pretty good shape. All Kingston class will he extended for the first 5 years...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    What I'm hearing is the building will be modified somehow after AOPS is completed.
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Perhaps they should be or bring back a revamped first time home buyers to make it easier to buy a home.
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Personally I would love to see a program getting members into their own home as soon as possible with perhaps a interest free mortgage and everyone gets a set amount for PLD regardless where they are.
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    So the port in Iqaluit is getting finished but will be busy with sea lift activity, a few hundred million from the feds could easily expand that to a separate DND jetty and tank farm and home of the future RCN Arctic Squadron. Just need the will to do so.
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    If they didn't get fuel they would have ran out at Dutch Harbour. The ship uses around 2% a day.
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Indeed, the ship carries something like 700 M3 of fuel. The only issue they had was with food.
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    The issue is that we are prohibited in fueling above 60 for RAS and Asterix due to insurance reasons cannot travel above 60. Of course in time of war all of that goes away.
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    They fueled in Nuuk Greenland as a matter of fact.
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    The only good thing I heard lately was the willingness to allow people to remote work in Halifax or Esquimalt even though those locations are also expensive and getting worse.
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    I wonder if the old arguments that if we complain too much it will be cancelled or any update you may lose it in your area or have it decrease......
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Generally they work out to 100 NM and of course it varies depending on mission. I'm not really against a flight deck but still adds a lot of cost. The concept art I saw for the replacement had no flight deck but still could operate drones.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    So what we need as a government or navy to decide if any replacement for the Kingston Class will be dual hatted or not. Dual hatted as in a MCM and offshore Patrol role. Generally speaking NCM ships are around the size of the Kingston Class and sometimes smaller. The requirements I saw was a...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Visby was created for littoral waters and can be used offshore however the range is not very good and I suspect the endurance is not what we want either because the class requires heavy shore support. Any ship we buy must be able to cross the Atlantic without refueling or at least get us to the...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Its not really losing a capability when you never had it to begin with. Something like this VENARI-85 concept would work if you really need a flight deck.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Its awkward because the original role of the Kingston Class was to sweep mines with mechanical sweep gear combined with the fact MCM ships are small and do not have flight decks. Pretty hard to have a flight deck when that's where your payload goes. Any Kingston Class replacement will have to...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    or just give the contract to Heddle, but I do like the take the pressure off the Halifax class idea.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    What I saw was a 25mm to keep commonality with AOPS.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    That would be my choice or a new design.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Understood but the RCN is probably going to lightly arm this ship and want to keep in simple. So no missiles, no large gun, no helo.
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