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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    What's the cost of a PrSM vs a Brimstone? The right weapon for the right target. I see HIMARS with the PrSM (or even the 300km range ATACMS) as filling a different role than HIMARS with the standard GMLRS munitions. Same launch platform but the GMLRS units would be in Direct Support Batteries...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Not a UCAV per se, but the Brimstone on Boxer/HMT being showcased by MBDA as per the Defence Blog website could be a good ong range precision fires complement to the 155mm SP and HIMARS for the artillery. I'm sure that the same launcher could be LAV-mounted if desired, or mounted on the same...
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    NSA Whistle-blower Ed Snowden

    Too bad about the highlighted part.
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    And what's the cost of a 20km capable mortar and rounds vs a 12km capable 120mm mortar and a 20km capable 105mm Howitzer? Could you get both of the latter for the price of the former? Sometimes the perfect is the enemy of the good.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Crimea is the one place where I worry about how Russia may respond to Ukrainian advances. Unlike the rest of Ukraine, Russia has officially annexed Crimea and considers it their national territory (it only actually became part of the Ukrainian SSR in 1954). With the Russian Black Sea fleet...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Defense inflation only counts if you've actually bought something...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Don't let our illustrious leaders see that or they'll be rushing out to cash in "Peace Dividend 2.0" before we know it!
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Sites like Oryx Blog only report losses which can be confirmed through photo or videographic evidence. Because of this the numbers they report are certainly less than the actual counts but they do at least give a good indication of the general scope of the equipment losses.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Here's an Oryx Blog summary of weapons and equipment supplied by Canada to Ukraine to date.
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Shall we renew the debate over what colour berets the vehicle crews should be wearing??? :cool:
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    Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle - RG-31, LAV Coyote, and (partial) G-Wagon Replacement

    That's BAE's AMPV (Armored Multi Purpose Vehicle) which the US Army's M113 replacement. GDLS's entry into the OMFV competition is the Griffin III. It has a 50mm cannon and only fits 6 x dismounts.
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Are the CGB HQ's really Operational HQ's? Remember that this is proposed as a Step 1 in an ongoing process. My thoughts were that it would be better to have Reserve Regiments falling under a Reg Force Brigade Group HQ so that at the very least training schedules and augmentation opportunities...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    If we're realistically looking at moderate, incremental change for Force 2025 (or whatever is replacing it) then maybe at least we can take a couple of steps in the right direction to move us toward where we eventually want to be. 1) Consolidate our Heavy/Medium/Light forces. 2) "Right-Size"...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    What I'm suggesting is the US implementing Secondary Sanctions against Russia (see link). This has not been done with regard to Russia as of yet. Only Iran to date has been targeted by Secondary Sanctions. The existing Russian sanctions just prevent companies/citizens of the sanctioning...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Russian use of a nuclear weapon would come at a huge political price. The Russian homeland itself is not at risk. Their forces are perhaps facing a reversal in an expeditionary war but in no way is Russia itself at risk of being invaded. It would be very hard for any nation to support Russia...
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