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Colin Parkinson

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Disappointing that someone that senior would say something that silly. That implies at least some meaningful military presence in Crimea. No way that happens that quick. It’s at least a couple distinct major offensives just to make it to the border, plus a major effort shoring up GLOC and restoring crossings across the Dnipro.
Likely a propaganda shaping op, seeing if they can make an economic impact by creating uncertainty and forcing Russia to deploy more troops there, while they attack elsewhere.
 

Maxman1

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I guess what he's really saying is:
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KevinB

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Disappointing that someone that senior would say something that silly. That implies at least some meaningful military presence in Crimea. No way that happens that quick. It’s at least a couple distinct major offensives just to make it to the border, plus a major effort shoring up GLOC and restoring crossings across the Dnipro.
Well they did say they where going to take Kherson by the fall…
 

MilEME09

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Well they did say they where going to take Kherson by the fall…
That was a master class in psyops, which enabled the Kharkiv offensive that liberated Izyum and Lyman. Can they do it again? Maybe but it will be harder. The biggest strategic goal the UA has right now is Svatove. Why you ask? If they take Svatove, the Ukrainian armys artillery forces will be able to interdict 4 of the 5 rail lines that supply Russian forces in the south. This will be strain on Russian forces trying to hold out.
 

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For anybody interested in the Canadian vehicles initially purchased for Ukraine.

I’m actually surprised so many of us had never heard of this company before - it really should be in the news, the country could use a morale boost these days.
Have heard of them and the brother/cousin (angry ex employees) companies too.

Up till now they have kept a very low profile on purpose. Some of the sale history is "interesting" This and most canadian governments would throw them under the bus at a drop of the hat.
 

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Have heard of them and the brother/cousin (angry ex employees) companies too.

Up till now they have kept a very low profile on purpose. Some of the sale history is "interesting" This and most canadian governments would throw them under the bus at a drop of the hat.
I suppose keeping a low profile makes sense given the absurdly ignorant/woke crowd in Ottawa.

We wouldn’t even sell the Philippines 15 Bell 412’s without the mandatory BS of “we want guarantees that these helicopters, being procured for both the military & national police, will not be armed or used to cause harm to any people…”

As much as I genuinely want international customers for Canadian made products such as these, I don’t blame them at all for throwing their hands up & saying “Screw it, we’ll just buy helicopters from someone else…”

I could see them doing the same to this company, had the government not gone into business with them, and them making us look good.

(Maybe having something like this piece in the Canadian mainstream media would actually protect them from small minded & petty Canadian governments.)

(What better time to generate a positive public profile in this industry than now? And employing refugees from the conflict at that)
 

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So.... where in the hell was this Senator platform when the TAPV monstrosity was being developed?
 

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Likely doesn't have the mine/IED resistance needed for the last war.
If the last war taught us anything, it's that the more "mine/IED resistant" you make the vehicle, the slower the column moves, the more time the trigger man gets to pick a target of opportunity. Not to mention the fact the enemy just decides to make the boom bigger until your IED resistant vehicle is no longer IED resistant.

Even if these were strictly domestic platforms for training Convoy drills, mounted recce, mounted offensive Ops, etc.... it would be money well spent.
 

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If the last war taught us anything, it's that the more "mine/IED resistant" you make the vehicle, the slower the column moves, the more time the trigger man gets to pick a target of opportunity. Not to mention the fact the enemy just decides to make the boom bigger until your IED resistant vehicle is no longer IED resistant.

Even if these were strictly domestic platforms for training Convoy drills, mounted recce, mounted offensive Ops, etc.... it would be money well spent.

Humber Pig.....
 

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Hopefully we can take note of how the Senator platform performs, not only in armour protection and mine resistance but also on and off road capabilities.
 

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Non-activity on the Kinburn

The Kherson counteroffensive entered a new chapter as Ukraine's forces launched a "silent" assault on the strategic Kinburn Spit. Kyiv forces have engaged amphibious guerrilla tactics against a weak point in Russia's defensive positions on the Dnipro River in south Ukraine.

The sandy peninsula once popular with ecotourism lovers on the coast of the Black Sea allows for the control of entrance to the Dnipro and the ports of Kherson and Mykolaiv.

A spokeswoman for Ukraine's military confirmed mounting speculation over operations on the left bank of the Dnipro after Russia fled Kherson city earlier this month.

“The enemy there pulls up forces from the temporarily occupied territory, so they can afford to restore their reserves even after we inflict damage,” Captain Natalia Humeniuk said.

“Nevertheless, we continue our combat work. As soon as the results are available, we will report on it. For now, this military operation is in silent mode."

 
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