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  1. FJAG

    Counter UAS

    One of the problems with EW is its two-sided edge in that it can interfere with many things that you want to keep operating. A potential solution - not a panacea, though. 🍻
  2. FJAG

    Counter UAS

    And let me add to my last post, that the problem of low cost airborne sensors and low cost attack munitions will very quickly become not only an issue for peer-to-peer high-intensity combat. They will become a very real threat to many low intensity conflicts and even peace keeping missions...
  3. FJAG

    Counter UAS

    A couple of months ago (just as the Soviets Russians were beginning to bog down) I did an interview reaching back to 2007 where an artillery observer working with a combat team in complex terrain in Pashmul that was ambushed by roughly a platoon sized force used a TUAV to identify and track the...
  4. FJAG

    "Chariots on Fire" - IFV SOPs

    Interesting. And that's a new one on me albeit that Northrup got a development contract for it a couple of years ago. I haven't seen much on it but did dig up this test video. Clearly a different solution if it uses a true proximity fuze but equally effective. I expect it has the same issue...
  5. FJAG

    "Chariots on Fire" - IFV SOPs

    If you have a reference to that I'd be interested in seeing it. My understanding is that the 30mm XM1198 High Explosive Dual Purpose Self Destruct (HEDP-SD) round developed for the XM 914 is still just a contact function dual purpose anti-armour / anti-personnel round but with a self destruct...
  6. FJAG

    "Chariots on Fire" - IFV SOPs

    There definitely needs to be a rethink of how to arm all natures of fighting vehicles for all of anti-personnel, anti-armour and anti-air. Back in the last century, when we worried about air defence, we had everything from pintle mounted machine guns on our M113s, M109s and M548s manned against...
  7. FJAG

    A "The Queen's" Battery

    Yup. Far, far from RSM qualified but to my undereducated eye that looks like the RCHA No 1C Patrol Dress. I also note that the RCA Kit Shop sells separate rank badges for "Mess Kits" (which appear to have a black backing) and "Rank Badges - Red Backing" (which appear to be the ones worn on...
  8. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    I think so too but I do take the issues raised by @Infanteer and several others re sharing equipment to heart. I always look at things with recurring costs v a one time capital cost (albeit with recurring annual expenses) which is why I would want the minimum number of personnel forward...
  9. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    I'll agree to call the heavy brigade in the "using what equipment we have" scenario an "ersatz heavy" brigade more designed to be able to teach and practice the skills and deploy with known risks and deficiencies. My two "if I were king" heavy brigades are tracked and more heavily armoured. Yup...
  10. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Agreed right up to the brigade numbers. As between the RegF and ResF there are enough authorized personnel at present to grow five manoeuvre brigades and three support brigades. If one uses just the equipment we have as a 'come as you are affair' then the manoeuvre brigades could be: 1...
  11. FJAG

    A "The Queen's" Battery

    Still not sure but this article seems to suggest the battery will be called "The Queen's Battery". I presume it will also retain the A Battery designation. Apparently this is also part of the Platinum Jubilee celebration. 🍻
  12. FJAG

    Ukraine - Superthread

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  13. FJAG

    Royal Navy trials using commercial tankers to sustain fleet

    I wish we were that forward leaning. 🍻
  14. FJAG

    A "The Queen's" Battery

    A and B Batteries were authorized on 20 October 1871. For the last year the Regiment of Artillery has been celebrating its 150th birthday (because in true Canadian Army fashion we ignore the fact that numerous Militia batteries predate A and B Batteries by many decades). From October 4th to...
  15. FJAG

    After SSE - Canada’s next defence policy

    I agree with you but, not being fair to this government at all, my guess is that any time spent is more likely being spent to avoid making any decision at all with the hope that the whole thing will blow over with time. 🍻
  16. FJAG

    After SSE - Canada’s next defence policy

    Charter of Rights. 😉
  17. FJAG

    Ukraine - Superthread

    🤦‍♂️
  18. FJAG

    After SSE - Canada’s next defence policy

    Sometimes folks down a tier from the top need a self-made plan in default of a policy from the top. 😉
  19. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    It's too bad that you live so far away. We should really sit down over a beer (or ten) some time. 😁
  20. FJAG

    A "The Queen's" Battery

    Not sure how that will shake out. There is a convention of naming Royal Horse Artillery gun batteries (at the time called troops) such as "Mercer's Troop" (G Para Bty RHA) and "Bull's Troop" (I Bty) and "Chestnut Troop" (A Bty 1 RHA) but we've never taken to that. So this is something new for...
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