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  1. Kirkhill

    NATO Standard Technicals - Jankel's Toyota Hilux Fox

    Jankel's Toyota Hilux variants used by the French and the Belgians. Also available in closed cab versions more compatible with Canadian weather. https://www.jankel.com/products/tactical-military-vehicles/fox-family-of-light-tactical-vehicles/ They also do a UNIMOG line of Light Tactical...
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    OGGO Government Operations and Estimates - Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - Air Defence Procurement Projects

    On April 5th, 2022 the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates invited Rob Huebert, Kim Nossal and Richard Shimooka to testify on Defence Procurement broadly, and narrowly Air Defence. It is a long read. OGGO Government Operations and Estimates - Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - Air...
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    We have the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!

    https://phys.org/news/2022-04-ancient-grenades-explosive-weapons-medieval.html https://memes.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/491c38eb-2fc0-4d81-bd2c-edc1192489cc
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    Women in US Military Service

    Interesting little article - particularly the historical notes about "Amazing Grace" and "bugs". https://www.military.com/history/7-bad-ass-women-who-made-military-history.html
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    The End is Nigh - so how come there is more stuff now than in 1972?

    https://reason.com/2022/04/22/after-53-earth-days-society-still-hasnt-collapsed/
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    It's the Culture

    Apparently Ukrainians don't want to be Russians. https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2022/04/14/putin-learns-a-lesson-washington-knows-all-too-well-military-power-can-kill-people-but-it-cant-change-them/?sh=63070873ee4e
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    USN trialling cargo drones at sea

    https://news.usni.org/2022/04/12/navy-to-deploy-four-cargo-drones-on-an-aircraft-carrier-this-year
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    Globe and Mail - Carbon Capture

    A flag fluttering in the breeze? Carbon capture is championed by Saskatchewan and Alberta has a lot of experimental ground work in place. But it has been denigrated as being merely a way to keep using Carbon. As if that were a bad thing. Now, with the Russian situation before Europe, is this...
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    To Nuke or Not To Nuke (Generators)

    https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/is-nuclear-energy-green-or-not-federal-government-sending-conflicting-messages-critics-say Talking about a 5 MW package that is about the size of a typical gas fired package boiler for a small factory. It is also the size of a typical windmill. I prefer...
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    The New World Order?

    Stepping back from fight for a minute https://www.axios.com/united-nations-ukraine-russia-141-55872481-a143-4423-9d3d-80450f01c754.html I spent some time looking at the map of Yeas, Nays and Runaways. Some suggestions. Russia has no friends - Belarus, Syria, North Korea and Eritrea don't...
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    Green Coal from Russia

    https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3418422-poland-calls-on-eu-to-abandon-russian-coal.html Canada bought Russian oil while being told to shut down its domestic coal supplies (BC doesn't like Alberta or Saskatchewan coal but exports its own) Bitumen carbon bad. Natural gas carbon good...
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    Police Prison?

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/policing/2022/03/02/george-floyd-verdict-cracks-blue-wall/6973387001/ This story caught my eye. Or at least the headline did. Spurious thought emerged. The Police are not military. They are civilians. They don't have a separated code of justice and...
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    Kirkhill agrees with Marxist Freddie de Boer

    https://freddiedeboer.substack.com/p/we-are-experiencing-definitional?utm_source=url https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredrik_deBoer The scrum is wheeling. Call it ref.
  14. Kirkhill

    Gunner Challenge

    In keeping with, and taking inspiration from, Rick's Napkin Challenge, I offer this to our Arty SMEs and all others interested. For a change I will keep my virtual mouth shut. Or is that I will virtually keep my mouth shut? Anyway... The CDS is a gunner. He has decided that the RRCA will...
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    Ukrainian Home Defence

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2022/02/16/ukraine-civilian-shooting-club-target-practice-russia-border-crisis-pkg-vpx.cnn
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    Queen Elizabeth Interior Layouts

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/02/16/hms-queen-elizabeth-inside-aircraft-carrier-royal-navy-flagship/
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    European Security Council

    Are we back to the days of France's recusal from NATO and Western Defence Union? EU and the French West vs NATO and the Visigrad East. And Britain in balance. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/02/13/eu-hands-britain-post-brexit-olive-branch-offer-lead-new-security/ Britain is...
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    Combat Support on Deployment

    Good read. Focused on the US Air Force but I feel that it is also relevant to the CAF at large. https://warontherocks.com/2022/02/the-weak-link-in-the-air-force-is-me/
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    Kratos's Hypersonic Aussie "Drone"

    Kratos and an Aussie company called Hypersonix are teamed up to produce a hypersonic Low Cost Attritable Drone (Artillery outbound, Air Force on the Return). It is a 3D printed craft, including the engine. It is powered by Hydrogen. It is launched by a typical Kratos rocket booster to achieve...
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    LSTs, LAWs and Russia's Potemkin Wars.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/craighooper/2022/01/30/vladimir-putins-amphibious-gambit-demonstrates-value-of-new-usmc-ship-design/?sh=3769dbed71b3 Also, apparently Canada isn't the only place that commands are "handled". So will the LAW go the way of the Army's Tactical Airlifter (the C27J...
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