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  1. MilEME09

    De Havilland Cannada announces new calgary manufacturing facility

    De Haviland has announced a new manufacturing complex to be built east of Calgary. Facility to have the ability to produce aircraft, spare parts, and train staff. Once completed in 2025 would employ 1500 staff. This in in addition to the 1000 staff already in calgary. Giving the company a...
  2. MilEME09

    Serbia/kosovo border clashes

    Developing situation but reports of gunfire and air raid sirens on the Serbian-kosovo border. Road blocks have been set up by Serbia, and atleast one Serbian politician says they need "denazification" of kosovo....this could get ugly, and it smells like Kremlin influence
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    Widespread systemic racism in Canadian military ‘repulsing’ new recruits: report

    New report released about racism is the CAF and DND. Coles notes, we aren't doing good https://globalnews.ca/news/8784238/canadian-forces-systemic-racism-repulsing-new-recruits/
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    Return of the Cl-215 and 415

    Recently it was announced that the CL-215 and 415 water bombers will be going back into production at a new facility in Calgary. https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/de-havilland-to-manufacture-line-of-firefighting-planes-in-calgary-1.5843265
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    NASA plans to retire ISS by crashing it into the south Pacific.

    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-provides-updated-international-space-station-transition-plan As part of there plan to retire the ISS after 2030, NASA plans to crash the ISS into the south pacific as a graceful retirement. Cause nothing could go wrong right?
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    New WW2 strategy game in development featuring Canadian Forces

    https://www.pcgamer.com/the-troop-is-a-promising-new-small-scale-world-war-2-wargame/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com Introducing "The Troop" a new platoon based strategy game taking placing during the Normandy campaign from the Canadian and British...
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    DARPA accidently discovers warp travel?

    https://coffeeordie.com/alcubierre-white-warp-drive/ In a first of its kinda peer reviewed study DARPA and NASA reveal they may of proven that a alcubierre drive is possible? The down side? The theoretical energy released by folding space could rip a planet apart.
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    British army pulling out of Suffield

    https://calgaryherald.com/news/british-army-abandoning-alberta-training-bases-for-oman Big news quietly came out of the UK today as the UK defense secretary announced the intention to pull the British out of CFB Suffield. This is an announcement that has major implications for the CAF in Alberta.
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    Return of the CL-84? Swiss company looks to build modern version

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-swiss-manufacturer-dufour-eyes-canadian-manufacturing-facility-for-new/?utm_campaign=sophi-pop&utm_medium=post&utm_source=facebook Swiss manufacturer Dufour looks to build a modern version of the CL-84 tilt rotor, and to potentially build in...
  10. MilEME09

    USMC New shooting program

    The USMC has rolled out a new annual rifle qualification, the 3 day event is designed to better prepare shooters for combat. Details below but includes engaging moving targets, targets while on the move, and distance shooting...
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    US approves sale of Ch-53's to Israel

    https://m.jpost.com/breaking-news/us-state-dept-approves-possible-sale-of-helicopters-to-israel-675421 $3.4 billion for 18 brand new CH-53K's plus associated equipment seems like a pretty good deal.
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    US to change strategic thinking after wargames predict colossal defeat

    https://www.businessinsider.com/us-military-failed-miserably-in-war-game-changing-warfighting-strategy-2021-7 Looks like we may see some major shifts in the way the US operates soon.
  13. MilEME09

    Poland to buy 250 m1A2v3 tanks

    https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2021/07/09/poland-could-purchase-m1-abrams-tanks-from-us/ I thought our multiple variant situation was bad, but if this deal goes through Poland would operate the leopard 2 and the Abrams while retiring its T-72s and PT-91's.
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    SAR helicopter upgrade hits snag due to costs

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ch-149-cormorant-helicopters-search-rescue-1.6090353 While not saying how much the plan would cost, sky high by DND standards must be really high.
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    USAF to retire F22 early

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/amp36421838/air-force-plans-retire-f-22-raptor-downsizing-fighter-fleet/ US Air force is planning to consolidate its fighter force into 4 airframe. F15EX, F16, F35 and an unnamed next Gen air superiority aircraft will make up the future fleet.
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    US Army to retire Stryker MGS by 2022

    https://americanmilitarynews.com/2021/05/the-army-is-getting-rid-of-its-stryker-mobile-tank-gun-after-15-years/?utm_source=militarymemes&utm_campaign=alt&utm_medium=facebook Citing rising maintenance costs and difficulty to maintain the vehicles as the main reason the US Army will divest all...
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    Some in french military warn of civil war

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/world/anger-in-france-over-civil-war-warning-1.5421441?cid=sm%3Atrueanthem%3Actvnews%3Apost&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+New+Content+%28Feed%29&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook
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    2021 federal budget and the CAF

    Alright so the budget drops tomorrow and I think many if us are predicting cuts, I wonder what else will be there for the CAF.
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    Canadian modular assault rifle project, a C7 replacement?

    For those of you who have read Advancing with a purpose. The outline for the army of 2025 and beyond, you may have noticed a project mentioned in the implementation section called the "Canadian modular assault rifle" project. My own research via the DWAN and internet hasn't turned up anything...
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    Canada set to benefit as NATO alliance considers paying for military deployments

    https://www.660citynews.com/2021/02/15/canada-set-to-benefit-as-nato-alliance-considers-paying-for-military-deployments/ This could be a boom for us but how would the alliance divide the costs for operations ?
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