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  1. Mountie

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Huh??? It's he exactly the same size as the current rifle platoon. It's just exchanging a rifle section for a weapons section. The company would have 8 rifle sections and 4 weapons sections, not the platoon.
  2. Mountie

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    This means a company of 3 platoons with a total of 9 rifle sections and 3 weapons sections. How about a company of 4 platoons with a total of 8 rifle sections and 4 weapons sections? This would require a fourth platoon headquarters and one additional LAV-6.0, but would give the company four...
  3. Mountie

    The Case for AEW&C Aircraft

    Don't forget the SAAB/Bombardier Globaleye built on the Global 6000 which is manufactured in Canada. Combine this with the SAAB/Bombardier Swordfish also built on the Global 6000 as a replacement for the Aurora and the RCAF could have a decent fleet on a common aircraft. This would...
  4. Mountie

    FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities

    I've read that the Airbus will be designated the CC-295, but what is it being named?  Airbus calls the MPA variant the Persuader.  That's the only name I've ever come across for any variant.
  5. Mountie

    Engineering Regiment Breakdown

    https://cmea-agmc.ca/sites/default/files/10.01.veritas_more_engr_ef_0.pdf Here is an article indicating that 51 Field Engineer Squadron deployed with 3 Field Troops and a support troop.  150 personnel and 50 vehicles. Each field troop was attached to a rifle company.
  6. Mountie

    FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities

    Anyone know what designation and name the C-295 will have once in service?  I'm guessing CC-295 is too simple.
  7. Mountie

    Req : Possible Griffon Replacement

    Couldn't agree more.  I was just trying to be realistic cost wise.
  8. Mountie

    Req : Possible Griffon Replacement

    The Japanese Self-Defence Force is procuring the Bell/Fuji 412 EPI+ variant.  The news release says the + variant has an improved transmission, glass cockpit, higher gross weight, greater airframe durability and longer run-dry endurance.  The helicopter will be available for export.  This...
  9. Mountie

    Engineering Regiment Breakdown

    I know this thread has been quiet for 6 years, but I have some question about engineers in Afghanistan. I've recently re-read a few different books surrounding Task Force 1-06 (1 PPCLI BG), Task Force 3-06 (1 RCR BG) and Task Force 1-07 (2 RCR BG) in Kandahar.  In all three cases the battle...
  10. Mountie

    Combat Team of tomorrow? Mechanized Infantry Company of tomorrow?

    I agree.  By disbanding the 3rd Bn's and rolling 6 platoons into the 1st & 2nd Bn's you still have PY's from the remaining 3 platoons, all the Coy HQ's, and the combat support and administration companies.  Would you want to make to make company groups similar to the French?
  11. Mountie

    Combat Team of tomorrow? Mechanized Infantry Company of tomorrow?

    All I was thinking with 3 Coys of 4 platoons was less support required to form independent company groups.  ie. engineer troops, FOO parties, guns, CSS Since the rifle company seems to be the force employment level in current operations.  The USMC is moving towards what they call the Enhanced...
  12. Mountie

    Combat Team of tomorrow? Mechanized Infantry Company of tomorrow?

    I don't want to rehash the previous discussions. And I don't want to diverge into several other what if's.  I just have one what if.  If there were the LAV's to do it, and the LIB's were going to be disbanded to reinforce the mechanized infantry battalions, would you prefer 4 rifle companies...
  13. Mountie

    UMS / UMT - circa 2013

    How does a MO, a PA and 3 CMT's provide a deployed UMS?  I'm assuming you don't mean on combat operations?
  14. Mountie

    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    Here's an option that strays from the historic organizations of battalions, regiments and brigades.  The idea is to organize into deployable units.  We don't deploy battalions or brigades.  We deploy battlegroups.  This also coincides with the Reserve Force Structure of 10 small brigade groups...
  15. Mountie

    LAV 6.0

    This is exactly the turret I was talking about, I just couldn't find the picture.  I would think a battle group commander could make good use of a squadron of these.
  16. Mountie

    LAV 6.0

    I wasn't thinking of the Stryker MGS, but either a LAV 6.0 with the 25mm turret or a 40mm CTA turret instead.  If you want a light tank type of vehicle I'd go with the 90mm cannon used on the Belgian Piranha (LAV).
  17. Mountie

    LAV 6.0

    How about Stryker 6.0 Infantry Carrier Vehicles with a RWS for the infantry and LAV 6.0 Armoured Cavalry Vehicles for cavalry to provide fire support.  Maybe even a larger 40mm cannon to replace the 25mm, since space wouldn't be needed in back for infantry. A light mechanized battle group...
  18. Mountie

    LAV 6.0

    So no change to the section or platoon organization?
  19. Mountie

    Logistic Vehicle Modernization Project - Replacing everything from LUVW to SHLVW

    I get that Kirkhill.  But isn't that a huge gap in capability between 3 and 17 tonnes?  So if there is a 4-tonne load, a 17-tonne truck is the only option? The attached powerpoint, Canadian Army Support Vehicles (2012), shows that the MSVS was to be in the 8-10 tonne range and the LVM-Heady was...
  20. Mountie

    Logistic Vehicle Modernization Project - Replacing everything from LUVW to SHLVW

    According to the manufacturer's website, the Kerax has a 17-23 tonne payload capacity.  Is this not more like a HLVW replacement than an MLVW replacement? I would have thought something like the Zetros 4x4 (5-tonne) and 6x6 (10-tonne) vehicles would have been suitable as a MLVW replacement with...
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