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  1. Navy_Pete

    Future Naval platforms, systems, & fleet composition

    I think we might have a mix of ships tied up with a lack of crew myself, but I guess we'll save a bunch on fuel, and then we don't have to worry about the ships not meeting even civilian safety requirements when they aren't going to sea.
  2. Navy_Pete

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Yup, same convicted sex offender. And the project had a ret'd Brig. Gen as a chair. Guess the fairy godfather network extends out all over the place. Pretty awesome job. Take a good program, make a really awful decision, and re-traumatize a bunch of women. Maybe just me, but if you need to...
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  4. Navy_Pete

    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Even if it's identical design the entire production engineering needs to be looked at from the point of cutting steel up to megablock assembly. All of that is driven by the limitations of the shipyard facilities. Best case is they have similar enough they can use the same approach. Worse case is...
  5. Navy_Pete

    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Don't forget we'll pay for production engineering, test plan development etc twice. All those things that need to be built around the specific yard capabilities, SOPs and processes need to be partiularized so they actually work.
  6. Navy_Pete

    Replacing the Subs

    Counterpoint, our frigates may sink to the bottom of the ocean on their own regardless of the geopolitical situation, so they may inadvertently take out a sub by being an unmarked hazard to navigation. Don't worry though, they have wifi, satelite tv and modernized weapons suite, so they will...
  7. Navy_Pete

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    He did it twice by the time he got caught the first time, so he was establishing a history. He got probation here, went on to sexually assault someone else, and went to jail for that. My cup runneth over with a big glass of 'f that guy'. (which might be a fun embroidery I guess) So Dawe...
  8. Navy_Pete

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    It's okay as he's learned from it and promises to do better. What in the actual fuck; it's like they have a token apology generator for when they shit the bed. These are the same ass clowns that go on about loyalty to the institution etc etc. Now I'm going to have to do yet another DLN course...
  9. Navy_Pete

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    That's massively excessive when you look at the dishonourable release criteria, and decisions like that are exactly why we have an extensive grievance process and Admin reviews are done outside the CoC. And lets be honest, they do that for this one GOFO, it becomes a precedent, and then it gets...
  10. Navy_Pete

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Sure, and there are administrative processes for that, possibly and up to being released. Guessing an RW or C&P for a GOFO is a career kiss of death anyway, but this is a good example of a disciplinary issue where we have admin tools for misconduct, but doesn't cross over into anything criminal...
  11. Navy_Pete

    2021 federal budget and the CAF

    I got chucked into the NSS office, so worked with PSPC and CCG regularly, but also got to regularly work with TBS, Industry Canada, Finance, the PMO and some others. Was pretty funny to see TBS employees struggle through a contract they had to manage themselves. There has been a LCdr there...
  12. Navy_Pete

    2021 federal budget and the CAF

    Looking at other departments I'd suggest it's more of a neighbourhood. Sometimes you need a cleansing fire so you can fix the road layouts and other infrastructure. After being attached to other departments it's shocking that we're actually more functional than many others. Budget and planning...
  13. Navy_Pete

    2021 federal budget and the CAF

    Do they still have co-op programs in high school? That was a great way to test the waters of specific trades and make some money. Also the basic shop, home ec and similar classes were probably the most useful for day to day things. It's nice to know how to do basic plumbing/electrical/home...
  14. Navy_Pete

    2021 federal budget and the CAF

    Average house sale price in Ottawa this month is $799,940. Even if you put down 20% (~$125k) you still can't afford that on a two ringer salary. Even as a two and half that's out of reach. Forget it if you are a lower rank, . And sure, no one says you have to be able to buy a house, but rents...
  15. Navy_Pete

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Uh... wow. I keep thinking we've bottomed out, and then...
  16. Navy_Pete

    The Postal Service is running a 'covert operations program' that monitors Americans' social media posts

    /OFF TOPIC/ Non sequitor but reminded of a book series I'm picking away at (one of the agencies involved is actually a branch of the USPS responsible for investigating occult activities). It's pretty well written and a pretty interesting sort of sci fi twist, but the author absolutely nails...
  17. Navy_Pete

    Next Iteration of the Naval Warfare Officer Rebranding

    Ah, that explains why they were so horrifed when years ago during recruitment they put a bunch of engineers in the simulators (along with an Army guy from a recruiting center and some others) and we drove through other ships (having literally no idea what we were doing). The YAGs were pretty...
  18. Navy_Pete

    Who needs sailors anyway?

    Normal firemain valves are 10s of thousands of dollars each for ref, and the larger seawater valves are in the hundreds of thousands. Large castings are expensive. From my personal experience automating to reduce personnel levels only works if you maintain it and make sure it's working. Based...
  19. Navy_Pete

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Again, it's a non-combatant. Unless the polar bears find RPGs probably pretty low risk of a sudden attack in the Arctic where the small gun will be instantly required. And like Stoker said, you don't usually let things build up to the point where it's a problem, and if you think you'll need it...
  20. Navy_Pete

    Why it doesn't make sense for Scotland to separate

    On the flipside the current UK govt advice is for UK companies to set up an EU wing, but a lot of the food exports are being held up and spoiling. It's causing a lot of immediate and on going pain. The UK may be flexible on some things, but they haven't done major things like negotiate free...