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  1. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Sure any lightly armed ship will be a "sitting duck" in a threat area unless they're well protected. I deployed to Africa twice in the Kingston Class and I can assure you we weren't in danger. There is always what ifs and yes HDW with its 25mm will be doing Caribs and Op Projections when fully...
  2. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    I had a bet with a friend that your next reply would be concerning armed drones and non-state actors. Man you are predictable. You must also be a fortune teller with your prediction that AOPS will be sent into high threat areas.
  3. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Yes lots of that going on eh?
  4. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    All ships will accrue ice in the Arctic and off Halifax if the right conditions are met, for your awareness the ice on HDW's gun was accrued off Halifax and this is not a new thing for the RCN. You just need the right sea state, air temp mix and you'll have it. Just because it will be operating...
  5. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    It can't reverse RAS but it can pump fuel to another ship alongside just like any other RCN vessel.
  6. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    The ship is set up to do a light line transfer just aft of the bridge and any solid transfers will be done via VERTREP. It is very unlikely you'll see many RAS as the set up is to enable the ship to be fueled at the Arctic fueling deport which has a RAS type setup. Due to enviro regs we don\t...
  7. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    68 crew and a 20 person mess for riders I do believe and that can all change due to mission.
  8. Stoker

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Perhaps if we had better QA in the yards the product would be better. I never said Irving is the best but I can't get some of hate and insistence that Irving is fleecing the government by driving truckloads of cash out the door late at night. If you talk to the right person you would know about...
  9. Stoker

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Agree all shipyards have issues. Irving is often a target as they get the lions share of government shipyard work. Davie has certainly had its issues over the years from the government having to a steal a ship back from them right up until issues with the Asterix build. If we want to try and be...
  10. Stoker

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Not sure the guy knows what he's talking about.
  11. Stoker

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    DND says they have no intention looking for anything else. Looks like no Type 31.
  12. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Ice core sampling
  13. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Into the ice now
  14. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Here is the HDW going through ice in Northern Labrador enroute to Baffin Island.
  15. Stoker

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Cannon Fodder what are you talking about? They were given ships and missions however to the point of burnout and it wasn't sustainable. South Korea is great for for tankers, not so much for warships. Its not as easy as you say it is. Sure we do, the design will soon be finalized. Costs have...
  16. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    They could but the whole idea of small boats doing it is not to risk your high value asset.
  17. Stoker

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    No we divested the mechanical sweep systems some years ago. We operate route survey packages and mine hunting AUV's on both coasts. now. The 40mm was removed because it wasn't supported anymore and we just didn't have a use for it.
  18. Stoker

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Kingston Class Chief Engineer here, in fact Chief Engineer of the lead ship of the class HMCS Kingston and we just came out of our docking. The ships are in very good shape and have been upgraded in their 60M dockings. Not a life extension but new OPS room, degaussing, gyro's, steering control...
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