Canada's Military Network Sat, 17 Apr 2021 02:31:35 +0000 Sat, 17 Apr 2021 02:31:35 +0000 CDN/US Covid-related political discussion Sat, 17 Apr 2021 02:23:49 +0000 (Jarnhamar) Jarnhamar Liberals retreat on sweeping bill to allow them to tax and spend without Parliament’s approval

The Liberal government announced late Monday that it has agreed to change draft legislation that proposed to grant itself wide-reaching new powers to tax and spend without parliamentary approval until Dec. 31, 2021, through an emergency spending bill.

Stephen Harper joined ex-spymasters in company investing in Israeli security tech Sat, 17 Apr 2021 01:01:51 +0000 (Colin Parkinson) Colin Parkinson Well that would be most interesting, I wonder how much one makes investing into security technology?

Former prime minister Stephen Harper is working with former leaders of three major intelligence agencies — the Mossad, the CIA and MI5 — in a Canadian private investment company.

AWZ Ventures invests in Israeli cybersecurity, intelligence and physical security technologies.
All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Fri, 16 Apr 2021 23:27:55 +0000 (Colin Parkinson) Colin Parkinson Planning on buying some masks, gloves and more hand sanitizer to be on the safe side. Vancouver is likely highly at risk and North Van has a fairly high population of Mainland Chinese.   

TORONTO – Public health officials say they identified a “presumptive positive” case at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital.

The illness has infected more than 1,200 people and killed at least 41 in China, the epicentre of the outbreak.

More to come...

RN Trialling UAVs for Royal Marines Future Commando Force Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:05:49 +0000 (Kirkhill) Kirkhill Royal Marines conducting trials with an Autonomous VTOL UAV capable of meeting some of the CQSM's requirements
Video marines having their rucks delivered to them in a tactical situation by a Malloy T150

The base line product is an electrically powered Malloy Aeronautics T150 (capable of lifting up to 140 lb (68 kg) with a maximum range of 70 km and a maximum endurance of 36 mins).

Malloy is lead but is working with SURVICE Engineering and is...

VAC wait times Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:03:15 +0000 (Mediman14) Mediman14 Does anyone know what is the average wait time for VAC to start processing disability claims? It seems like it takes 2-3 months before it is started after submission.
  I have read somewhere that VAC is now at 24 weeks vs 16 weeks,! Has anyone heard/ seen the same?

A B-1B Bomber Suffered Significant Engine Damage While Deployed To Norway Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:31:17 +0000 (daftandbarmy) daftandbarmy Scratch 1 x Sqn Comd:

"During a recent deployment to Norway, a B-1B did have engine damage but that incident is still under investigation and we are unable to provide further information at this time," Technical Sergeant David Scott-Gaughan, a spokesperson for the 7th Bomb Wing, said. "A commander at Dyess AFB was relieved of command due to loss of confidence in her ability to lead the squadron."

Sources had previously told The War Zone that the incident occurred when a tablet...

Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:52:43 +0000 (jmt18325) jmt18325 Any thoughts on who will be shortlisted for warship designer and combat systems integrator, or when we can expect to find out who was shortlisted, and with which baseline product?  Looking at the list of companies attending, it looks like pretty much any western company with a recent warship design is interested (TKMS, OMT, DCNS, G+C, LM, BAE, Thales, Navantia, Fincatieri, General Dynamics, etc). 

Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:47:21 +0000 (The Bread Guy) The Bread Guy This from the Washington Post:
The “Crusaders” knew they wanted to kill Muslims — and with luck, use the “bloodbath” to ignite a religious war — but for months they couldn’t settle on a plan.

The easiest way would be to grab guns, go to the predominantly Somali-Muslim apartment complex they’d been...

6 shot clips for a 9mm revolver Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:19:19 +0000 (NavyShooter) NavyShooter Who ever thought this would ACTUALLY be a thing...

6 shot clips for a 9mm revolver.

Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:49:29 +0000 (nULL) nULL   

TAIPEI - If China ever makes the decision to invade Taiwan it is unlikely to be a large-scale Normandy-style amphibious assault. The reality is that China is more likely to use a decapitation strategy. Decapitation strategies short circuit command and control systems, wipe out nationwide nerve centers, and leave the opponent hopelessly lost. As the old saying goes, "Kill the head and the body dies." All China needs to do is seize the...

Italian Navy, will conduct its first trials with the F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:11:00 +0000 (Colin Parkinson) Colin Parkinson As it is a niche aircraft I think the F35B will be around for a very long time

Following its Atlantic crossing, the aircraft carrier Cavour, the flagship of the Italian Navy, will conduct its first trials with the F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter. Italy will become the third nation to begin flying the fifth-generation aircraft from an aircraft carrier.


Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:30:22 +0000 (SupersonicMax) SupersonicMax Given the number of allegations of misconduct amongst the General Officer population, I figured it warranted its own thread. Here’s one more, this time, CMP.

Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS Fri, 16 Apr 2021 01:47:09 +0000 (Privateer) Privateer The following Backgrounder is reproduced from the National Defence site:

Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships

BG–07.023 - July 10, 2021

In the current and future security environment, the Government of Canada must have effective tools for exercising control of Canada’s Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs, or 200 nautical mile limit) in all three oceans, particularly the Arctic. This Government recognizes that an...

Ré enrollement Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:32:45 +0000 (dumbo1010) dumbo1010 Libéré pour inconduite à la fin des années 80 (absence illégale), est-il possible de m'enrôler de nouveau? Selon les ORFC,s cela necessite l'autorisation du Chef de l'état major puisque c'est une libération pour inconduite. Y à t'il des précédents? 35 ans plus tard...]]> 1 Military historian walks from Tofino to Langley to commemorate lives lost in Korea Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:59:48 +0000 (daftandbarmy) daftandbarmy Wow, not bad for a book geek :)

Military historian walks from Tofino to Langley to commemorate lives lost in Korea​

Black came through Parksville on Monday, April 12

One man’s ongoing 300-kilometre journey to honour the Canadian lives lost during the...

Replacing the Subs Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:45:43 +0000 (Spencer100) Spencer100 Naval Association of Canada has a paper out

I am sure this thread will last a few years! (Decades?)

I just want to be the one to start it :)]]>
Why Leadership Training Doesn't Work Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:50:51 +0000 (daftandbarmy) daftandbarmy Learning is better than training, and it works differently...

Why Leadership Training Doesn't Work

It’s the structure.

Most leadership training programs are designed for ease of operational delivery within an organization, not for habit formation. They are event-based trainings, meaning that the training takes place over a day or two.

In a traditional one-day or two-day long workshop, you’ll increase your knowledge. You’ll learn several key insights and be excited to implement...

Component Transfer ( CT ) - Reserve to Regular Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:43:59 +0000 (fusilier) fusilier Allow me a little rant if you will. Several months ago, I put in the forms for a component transfer to the regular forces. Now after about a month (officer‘s comments, signed off by the CO) the file was sent to the Recruiting Center. This was approximately early October. In late December I received a call from the recruiting center. I went in for yet ANOTHER interview, medical and PT test in early January. Now I am waiting. Does this seem a little strange to anyone? It‘s been 6...

Ukraine - Superthread Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:22:12 +0000 (CougarKing) CougarKing Hopefully, this won't lead to another dispute similar to the 2009 one between Ukraine and Russia which left Western European nations without gas.

Ukraine leader ignores Putin warning on EU path
By Richard Balmforth

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich on Saturday re-affirmed his commitment to signing key agreements with the European...

Soldier Operational Clothing and Equipment Modernization Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:30:44 +0000 (OceanBonfire) OceanBonfire
Uniform, camouflage and equipment modernization process marches on


Starting at the end of September 2019, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment will begin wearing coats and trousers, shell fragmentation protective body armor, bush caps, helmet covers and rank patches in the “Prototype J” mid-spectrum pattern.

Article / September 4, 2021 / Project number: 19-0220

By Eric De Lafontaine, Manager – Soldier Operational...