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    Replacing the Subs

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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    Or there's the German Braunschweig and the Finnish Pohjannma.
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    And if that doesn't work:
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    Replacing the Subs

    The Type 216 was designed for the Australian sub replacement program, before they went with the French Shortfin Barracuda. While there haven't been any 216s built yet, due to Australia choosing a different design, the Singaporean Type 218SG is a variant of the 216. The first of the class, RSS...
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    Replacing the Subs

    Sounds more like the Type 216 would fit the bill. It has up to three vertical multipurpose locks, which, configured as VLS modules, can carry 24 missile each, plus six 21 inch torpedo tubes and a deck gun. Double hull design with two decks. 4,000 tons displacement. Has a crew of 34 but can...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    This is starting to feel like the Dacia Sandero.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    We'll shake it out on the march.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Also, the JSS will have a crew of 239. So if we can't crew one Mistral, how can we crew two JSS?
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Building one or two in Canada is a pipe dream at this point, but ordering it from France is always an option. And the Mistrals have a shockingly low core crew requirement for the capability they provide, only 160 (Wikipedia breaks it down as "20 officers, 80 petty officers, 60 quartermasters")...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    I assume they're only in that area for transport and they would take off and land on the pad near the bow.
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    Off-shore company selling mortar rounds ending up in ISIS hands?

    It looks like this is my lucky day! I’ll take “TheRapists” for $200.
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    "I'm. Going. Into. Space. AGAIN!"

    But do you think. It's. Going to. Be. A long. Long time. Till. Touchdown brings. Him around.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Maybe we could revisit the idea of buying or building Mistral class amphibious assault ships, and strengthen the deck for F-35Bs.
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    It is, though the JDSF's official term is "multipurpose destroyer," but I think they've pretty much abandoned that and are converting it and the Kaga to full-blown aircraft carriers. I'm a bit surprised they're not going the full SCB-125 route and adding an angled deck and CATOBAR. There's...
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    Replacing the Subs

    Why not multi-purpose destroyers?
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    Replacing the Subs

    No, we were going to buy 18 Super Hornets, but that deal is dead. And it is retaliation for Boeing's complaint about Bombardier dumping the CSeries in the US.
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    Replacing the Subs

    But that would mean buying from Boeing, who filed a complaint against Bombarier over dumping, which Dear Leader deemed such an offense worth canceling a purchase of 12 Super Hornets and six Growlers (and possibly another 70 to replace the entire fleet).
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