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  1. GR66

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

    Somewhat ironically I think the best way to ensure some modicum of success (let's be honest...there will be LOTS of broken eggs to make this omlette) is initially political rather than military. The leaders of the different political parties in both the US and Australia for example have for...
  2. GR66

    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Agreed. Sounds more like a recipe for an armed bureaucracy than a warfighting military. While we don't necessarily need a "damned good little war" as @daftandbarmy suggests, we certainly should be preparing and organizing as if we were going to have to fight one.
  3. GR66

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

    I 100% agree that Role, Resources and Reorganization are equally important in producing an effective Army Reserve however that doesn't mean that they all have to be/can be done at the same time. I see no reason why the Reserves couldn't begin their Reorganization while the Reg Force does the...
  4. GR66

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

    You can bicker over the details, unit naming and the assignments, but this is basically what many/most Reserve Napkin force submitters here have been suggesting for years..."right size" the Reserve Regiments as Companies/Squadrons/Batteries to reflect their actual strength. Once you accept...
  5. GR66

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

    Is the highlighted part maybe a big part of the problem? Other than deploying for a natural disaster, etc. there really shouldn't be any "fastballs" when it comes to training schedules, etc. Any reason that the annual schedule couldn't be posted on Day 1 of the new Fiscal Year?
  6. GR66

    Ukraine - Superthread

    People seem to forget that Canada is for all intents and purposes an island...and that realistically the primary military threats to us directly are AIR (and SEA) threats. Letting AD capabilities cease to exist ("atrophy" is far too kind a characterization) is a fundamental failure to address...
  7. GR66

    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    Hmmm...any of the debates in that article sound familiar?
  8. GR66

    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    Hmm...doesn't look very carbon-neutral to me. :unsure: Perhaps we could send them a couple of solar panels instead?
  9. GR66

    Ukraine - Superthread

    1% of GDP to support the defence of Ukraine??? How can Canada be expected to double it's defence budget???
  10. GR66

    Military chief warns China and Russia are 'at war with the West' and Canada is not ready

    In the interest of strengthening Franco-Canadian co-operation I'd vote for French Polynesia.
  11. GR66

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Well, he did say it was AIR FORCE wide... ;)
  12. GR66

    Military chief warns China and Russia are 'at war with the West' and Canada is not ready

    Extend/modify an existing Atlantic/Med deployment to go through the Suez Canal to show the colours in the Indian Ocean? Sure doesn't sound like "Reconstitution" does it? But don't worry...."Ready, Aye, Ready!"
  13. GR66

    USN Laser and Drone swarms....

    The problem of having a 24/7 manned system that is sitting waiting for a highly unlikely event is that the operators will get bored waiting for an event that seems like it will never come, which inevitably will lead to complacency. When that surprise event actually does happen the response is...
  14. GR66

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    All the more reason to give them more of our M777's and order replacement M109A7's for ourselves...
  15. GR66

    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    Also difficult to discuss future force structure when we don't know yet what the eFP Latvia Brigade will look like and what our contribution will be. Assuming we have at least a Battalion-level contribution would it make sense for Latvia to be a Posting as opposed to a rotational tour?
  16. GR66

    CMMA - replacing the CP140 Aurora

    Replacing our Aurora's one-for-one with P-8's (plus MQ-9Bs from the JUSTAS program) would be one of the easiest and most effective ways to signal to the USA that we are taking defence more seriously. Combined with NORAD upgrades and the CSCs they would both increase continental security and...
  17. GR66

    USN Laser and Drone swarms....

    Ideally Reserve PYs for Tube Artillery skills (not necessarily C3 skills) as well as Reserve PY's for Precision Strike Artillery skills and Reserve PY's for GBAD skills. All three are complementary and equally necessary for an effective military.
  18. GR66

    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    Bay Street Armoury (The Canadian Scottish Regiment and 5th (BC) Field Regiment). Might need to rename it "FOB Bay Street" from the sounds of it!
  19. GR66

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Hey, I'd love to have a factory come in and start pumping out K2's, K9's and K21's for us but sadly your above statement kind of proved my point. "we have GDLS and we make none of those things, because it's not practical to make them in Canada". If we have GDLS here already and they have...
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