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Category  Military
Poster  DrCaleb
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Date  2020-02-25 10:00:51

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  • Freakinoldguy: At this point in time it's pretty hard to find builders willing to build a Frigate with the power plant from a Prius which is likely why things aren't moving forward at pace.

    But let me get this straight. We hire a British Admiral as our procurement adviser, we rig the process and commit to British Type 26 Frigates and all this cost us was a billion dollars. Cheap at half the price. :roll:

    I just sincerely hope when they say:

    They're meant to cover the supervision of the projects and more importantly to help convert pre-existing warship designs purchased by the federal government to Canadian standards

    that it doesn't mean they're going to do what they've done in the past with our ships which is buy the propulsion, weapons and sensor systems from different countries so we can convert them to Canadian Standards a euphenism which means, buy the "cheapest" and "non compatible" systems we can so our programmers can spend the next 3 decades trying to write code to make sure they all work together.


    I wonder how much of that billion went to the Bombardier executives for "consulting" fees.
  • DrCaleb: "Freakinoldguy" said

    So let me get this straight. We hire a British Admiral as our procurment advisor, we rig the process and committ to British Type 26 Frigates and this all cost us a billion dollars.


    And despite buying a completed design, all we have is the center section for one ship, and the re-design of the existing design is still in progress. :twisted:

    Why even buy an existing design if we are just going to re-design it?
  • Freakinoldguy: "DrCaleb" said

    So let me get this straight. We hire a British Admiral as our procurment advisor, we rig the process and committ to British Type 26 Frigates and this all cost us a billion dollars.


    And despite buying a completed design, all we have is the center section for one ship, and the re-design of the existing design is still in progress. :twisted:

    Why even buy an existing design if we are just going to re-design it?

    Read my added part of the post. It's explains how we build our warships and how we outfit them. LOL'


    But sadly you're right. The only things we should have to do with the Type 26's is to put in good air conditioning and ensure they work in an arctic environment. The weapons systems, the propulsion systems and the sensors should all be left alone because they were designed to work together. Something the converted 280's never had.
  • DrCaleb: "Freakinoldguy" said

    Read my added part of the post. It's explains how we build our warships and how we outfit them. LOL'


    Sad, but accurate. :(
  • BartSimpson: "DrCaleb" said

    Why even buy an existing design if we are just going to re-design it?


    Read this:

    https://www.harpercollins.com/978155468 ... ier-first/

    Canada fucked up the Leopard with this bullshit of making everything 'Canadian' instead of just buying the goddamned things and being done with it.

    It's how Canada uniquely manages to clusterfuck EVERY military procurement.

    The way your government works you'd think Canada doesn't want to have a military.






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