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Dispersing is protection in the land environment -- that ship is going to be 1 target.If I want to defend Halifax, Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria, heck add in Prince Rupert, St John's and Iqaluit I would call on the Navy to park one of it frigates at the docks or in the roads. That would still leave me 3 to 6 spare frigates, 4 subs, 6 to 8 AOPVs and a dozen MCDVs for patrols.
What is the Army doing?
1 target - even an Ticonderoga class cruiser or Zumwalt class Destroyer (which is oddly larger than the Tico's). Both of those have more capability than a CF City Class Frigate, but are still 1 target.
I don't think any of the CFC's want to be tied up a pier -- I mean look at Battleship row in Peal Harbor for a reason no ship wants to be tied up under attack - because it robs them of mobility -- static targets are much easier targets regardless of the method of attack.
Take that same 205 pers - and you can spread then out - have mutual support and overlapping fields of fire - you also force the enemy to disperse their attacks, so it is no longer one point target but a bunch of smaller targets.
I think it's interesting to look at the capability of a CFC in terms of its land power relationship - but Humphrey just gave us a class on the Navy - and it won't work for the Army, as it robs survivability and adaptability.
View the Navy as the Borg - the Borg have capabilities - but you don't want to be a Borg.
I chose to view the CFC idea as a model of firepower that could be emulated by a Combat Team.
Mainly because looking at the CF Regular Army roster - I think think to properly support the Army as a persistent conflict survivor - the current model is a sham, and I honestly don't see even 1 CBMG being a sustainable entity.