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Old 28-11-2017, 15:00
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Tim: Thanks for distributing the article. The Commander is upbeat.
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If he didn’t come across that way in public he would likely have problems with his political masters.
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Old 29-11-2017, 21:16
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If he didn’t come across that way in public he would likely have problems with his political masters.
It is obvious that he has learned from his masters the fine art of talking without actually saying anything.

When asked the simple question:

CDR: "What is the future of the MCDV fleet?"

he responds:

VAdm Lloyd: "Our Kingston-class fleet and their ships’ companies continue to punch well above their weight. The MCDVs play an important role in Canada’s navy and they have been invaluable on operations. They have proven themselves to be a highly versatile and very cost-effective platform from which to conduct or launch operations in low-threat environments. These ships routinely patrol Canadian coastal waters, work in our Arctic regions, and regularly deploy to the waters of the Eastern Pacific, off the coast of Central America, and into the Caribbean in support of US-led counter narcotics operations in those areas.

Our MCDVs have repeatedly stepped-up while we’ve modernized our fleet of Frigates. In fact, as an example of how we see their roles expanding in the future, two of these ships deployed to the West Coast of Africa for the first time in their history this year as part of a naval operation called Neptune Trident. This operation served to validate various capabilities inherent to the class, including some stellar capacity and partnership building with navies in the area. These ships built friendships, and relationships with a number of Western African nations and also helped our nation’s diplomatic efforts in the region. For a little over a month the MCDVs contributed to enhancing maritime security in the region through their participation with the USN led partnership activity known as Obangame Express.
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Not a word in answer to the simple question posed to him!
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Old 30-11-2017, 19:28
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It is obvious that he has learned from his masters the fine art of talking without actually saying anything.

When asked the simple question:

CDR: "What is the future of the MCDV fleet?"

he responds:

VAdm Lloyd: "Our Kingston-class fleet and their ships’ companies continue to punch well above their weight. The MCDVs play an important role in Canada’s navy and they have been invaluable on operations. They have proven themselves to be a highly versatile and very cost-effective platform from which to conduct or launch operations in low-threat environments. These ships routinely patrol Canadian coastal waters, work in our Arctic regions, and regularly deploy to the waters of the Eastern Pacific, off the coast of Central America, and into the Caribbean in support of US-led counter narcotics operations in those areas.

Our MCDVs have repeatedly stepped-up while we’ve modernized our fleet of Frigates. In fact, as an example of how we see their roles expanding in the future, two of these ships deployed to the West Coast of Africa for the first time in their history this year as part of a naval operation called Neptune Trident. This operation served to validate various capabilities inherent to the class, including some stellar capacity and partnership building with navies in the area. These ships built friendships, and relationships with a number of Western African nations and also helped our nation’s diplomatic efforts in the region. For a little over a month the MCDVs contributed to enhancing maritime security in the region through their participation with the USN led partnership activity known as Obangame Express.
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Not a word in answer to the simple question posed to him!
At least 10 more years, see simple.
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Old 30-11-2017, 22:13
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At least 10 more years, see simple.
My point was that the Admiral didn't provide an answer to the question ... if the answer was that simple, why didn't he say so!

I hope your "10 more years" is accurate - they have proven to be a most useful platform and can certainly continue to be gainfully employed for another decade.
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Old 30-11-2017, 22:29
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My point was that the Admiral didn't provide an answer to the question ... if the answer was that simple, why didn't he say so!

I hope your "10 more years" is accurate - they have proven to be a most useful platform and can certainly continue to be gainfully employed for another decade.

Considering all the upgrades including a Drone package, hopefully so.
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Old 30-11-2017, 23:04
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Considering all the upgrades including a Drone package, hopefully so.
Speaking of upgrades, any word on installing the possible replacement for the 40mm?
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Old 30-11-2017, 23:10
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Speaking of upgrades, any word on installing the possible replacement for the 40mm?
No, sorry.
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Old 05-12-2017, 15:51
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The drivel that emanates from the mouths of some of our politicians is really quite amazing sometimes.

(From the Ottawa Citizen)

Garneau says Royal Canadian Navy doesn’t need a second supply ship. Really?

"Politicians and unions in Quebec are turning up the heat on the Liberal government, questioning why Davie shipyards in the province isn’t getting any more work from the federal government. Davie converted a commercial container ship into a supply vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy. It was on time and on budget. The ship, the Asterix, goes into service early next year and under the agreement will be leased to the RCN.

Davie is ready to quickly convert another vessel into a supply ship.

But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has said thanks but no thanks.

Transport Minister, and former navy officer, Marc Garneau said the federal government doesn’t need another supply ship.
”We cannot artificially create a need for something that doesn’t exist,” he told reporters on the weekend.
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Complete article here:

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/nation...ly-ship-really
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Old 05-12-2017, 16:29
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Perhaps, the gentleman needs to be reminded that Canada has both an Atlantic and Pacific Coast?
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Old 05-12-2017, 16:44
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Perhaps, the gentleman needs to be reminded that Canada has both an Atlantic and Pacific Coast?
I think he knows - he is a retired Captain in the Canadian Navy and a veteran of three space flights as an astronaut, so he certainly is aware of our geographical situation.

Sadly, he is just parroting the thoughts of his party ... which does not want to support Chantier Davie in any meaningful way.
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Old 07-12-2017, 17:25
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A new dimension in naval warfare:

(From navaltoday.com)

Royal Canadian Navy bracing for drone defense

"A live demonstration carried out in early November 2017 from a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate helped the navy evaluate the threat posed to large naval vessels by small multi-rotor drones.

QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) emulated the threat under a C$8.5 million unmanned targets repair, overhaul and engineering contract, awarded by RCN to QTS in 2015.

QTS flew its Snyper multi-rotor target alongside Lockheed Martin’s Indago quadcopter using QinetiQ’s Universal Target Control Station (UTCS), which facilitates the operation of multiple unmanned systems from a single command centre.

“Commercially available technologies, like off-the-shelf drones, are becoming more advanced and more accessible to those who wish to use them to cause harm. QinetiQ simulates these new and emerging threats to help the armed forces understand how to protect their people and assets,” Peter Longstaff, Managing Director, QTS, said.

“The information and results obtained during the demonstration are vital for the RCN’s development of remotely piloted systems use at sea, and the evaluation of ships’ critical defense systems. We are very pleased with the support that QinetiQ Target Systems provided to us during this demonstration,” Simon Nadeau, DNR-2 Unmanned Systems Section Head Commander, RCN, said.
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Old 12-12-2017, 18:06
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Interesting story:

(From CBC News)

Couple makes history by commanding same Canadian navy ship

"Victoria and Chris Devita say they're in the same boat as many other married couples trying to strike a balance between work and family.

There's just one big difference: the Devitas' boat is a warship.

The lieutenant-commanders are the first married couple to have skippered the same Canadian naval ship, according to naval historians.
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Complete story here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...ship-1.4444267
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Old 12-12-2017, 19:04
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Of general interest perhaps:

(From navaltoday.com)

Canadian submarine joins US, JMSDF ships in Japan

"A Royal Canadian Navy submarine recently became the first non-US/Japanese naval vessel to join the ‘Annual Exercise’ – a premier bilateral exercise carried out between the navies of Japan and the US.

This year, for the first time since its inception, the exercise saw the participation of a country other than US and Japan.

The crew of HMCS Chicoutimi, a Victoria-class hunter-killer (SSK) submarine, got the honor of presenting the Canadian Navy at the Annual Exercise which took place in the waters surrounding Okinawa in mid-November. The JMSDF and the US Navy (USN) conduct these readiness preparations to evaluate procedures and interoperability in order to provide an effective and cohesive response to a regional contingency in the Asia-Pacific.


Complete article here:

https://navaltoday.com/2017/12/12/ca...hips-in-japan/
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Old 14-12-2017, 03:38
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Tim: It appears that the RCN have finally got the Victoria Class up and running. This is good news for the navy.

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