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  1. TangoTwoBravo

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Just to add to Stoker’s response, RIMPAC has a HADR (Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief) portion for which an AOPS would be a good fit. The AOPS was part of that portion this year.
  2. TangoTwoBravo

    9 out of 10 Jobs created in Canada in 2020-2021 were in the Public Sector

    Sure. Some reservists are civil servants in their full-time employment outside the Canadian Armed Forces. Doesn't change my point that CAF members are not civil servants.
  3. TangoTwoBravo

    9 out of 10 Jobs created in Canada in 2020-2021 were in the Public Sector

    What is a uniformed civil servant? Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are not civil servants.
  4. TangoTwoBravo

    France hands over command of SNMG2 to the Royal Canadian Navy

    I am somewhat outside my lane here, but I did serve on an embarked Canadian Fleet Staff for about six weeks as part of a major NATO exercise. A Canadian Commodore and his staff was one of two TG commanders for the maritime side of the exercise (there were over 30 ships involved split into North...
  5. TangoTwoBravo

    Canada's tanks

    Again, I leave the determination of "how" to the experts. Like Oddball from Kelly's Heroes, I only ride'em, I don't know what makes'em work. I don't think that Hamas if firing any long-rod penetrators. Pre-war, the Russians were claiming that their APS was doubling their effective RHA rating...
  6. TangoTwoBravo

    Canada's tanks

    I think that there is a bone fide requirement for some form of CUAS on each tank, but it should be limited to self-defence against what are being called kamikaze drones. Whether this would be EW (wouldn't work against all systems) or something more kinetic would be something to examine. In my...
  7. TangoTwoBravo

    Infantry Vehicles

    For a Canadian perspective I recommend Arthur Gullachsen's An Army of Never-ending Strength. I made a thread a couple of years ago here: An Army of Never-Ending Strength: Reinforcing the Canadians in NW Europe 44-45 The Canadian Army had a very robust personnel and equipment replacement...
  8. TangoTwoBravo

    Canada's tanks

    In other news, C Sqn RCD won the Canadian Army Trophy (CAT) tank gunnery competition conducted in Latvia last month. There were teams from seven nations participating. This was the first time in 33 years that the CAT was conducted. A team from the UK came second, while a team from Italy came...
  9. TangoTwoBravo

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    OK. I am not a navy type, but I will try here. AOPS is for presence and surveillance, but I don't think it is meant as the recce function for strike assets. The armament it has allows it to perform the OPS function on missions like Op CARIBBE. In our Arctic it performs presence and...
  10. TangoTwoBravo

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    I don't think they would be sub-hunting, but it could be useful to be able to tell if someone has been somewhere doing something on our seabed/in our EEZ? That could be one application of a UUV in a AOPS role, not to mention recovery operations etc. UAS would extend the surveillance radius...
  11. TangoTwoBravo

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Non-RCN person here, but the AOPS strikes me as a useful ship. The RCN is an important aspect of maintaining our arctic sovereignty. I was working on the Arctic file for the Army, and one way to view our arctic is indeed as an archipelago. All the services have an important role to play and that...
  12. TangoTwoBravo

    Our North - SSE Policy Update Megathread

    Well, there is a Managed Readiness Plan and the Army Operating Plan has chapters on readiness along with an associated Enhanced Warfighting Proficiency Directive. We look at readiness through a lens of personnel, equipment, training and sustainment. "How ready" forces have to be depends on the...
  13. TangoTwoBravo

    Our North - SSE Policy Update Megathread

    This is an extract from Our North, Strong and Free: Similarly, the Canadian Army’s light armoured vehicle fleet is central to ensuring Canada can maintain its operational commitments, including to NATO, while maintaining a robust fleet at home for training and domestic operations. Canada will...
  14. TangoTwoBravo

    Our North - SSE Policy Update Megathread

    If anything, many of the other posts should be split off. You are quite right that a discussion of SSE should be focused on the big picture. I think, though, that rather than saying if we should become Australia or New Zealand we should focus on what is needed by Canada. I get that you were...
  15. TangoTwoBravo

    Current Dress Regs

    Before this goes into the Army.CA hivemind of "truth", the US exchange personnel at ACTA worked for me. I was also the link to ARNORTH. We got lots of phone calls before, during and after JRTC 23, but they were regarding things like dangerous goods paperwork for vehicles stopped somewhere in the...
  16. TangoTwoBravo

    The War in Ukraine

    The 1997 movie was certainly a satire of fascism. The book, though, was not. Indeed, the glorification of fascism is among the charges levelled at the book by critics. I think that is a stretch, but there it is. Charges of militarism, though, have to be accepted. There was not a lot of irony...
  17. TangoTwoBravo

    Canada doesn’t matter to the rest of the world - and it’s our own fault

    We've been over this before, but you cannot seem to resist turning any thread into a TAPV discussion. The TAPV was initially conceived as a replacement for a number of vehicles that were being used to move people around Afghanistan. The Canadian Army (CA) had all sorts of small elements...
  18. TangoTwoBravo

    I really want to apply to be a reserve once I receive my PR and need advice.

    I am not a recruiter, so take everything I offer here with a grain of salt. Check out 39 Signal Regiment. I think a chat with a recruiter would be the best way to frame your next steps. They can tell you what is available and what you qualify for. I am not sure how much of an interview you can...
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