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Offline MIGMaster

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Canada Pulls Out of NATO Project
« on: February 10, 2012, 05:34:34 AM »
I'm having a hard time trying to determine if we are actually following a strategy to create a more streamlined and focused military or if Harper is just approving/disapproving things in some arbitrary fashion? Hopefully the former....

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/02/09/pol-canada-nato-alliance-ground-surveillance.html
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Re: Canada Pulls Out of NATO Project
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 06:53:01 AM »
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But it's now seen as a legacy project that's not affordable because of global economic conditions and Canada faced with having to make decisions over where to spend its defence budget.

This sounds about right. Never underestimate the ability of the US to spend money on a 20 year old project that has been superseded by better technology...and us not stop the program. It's probably so small that no one but they guys employed on it even know it exists.

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Re: Canada Pulls Out of NATO Project
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 06:59:30 AM »
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  The program, with its main operating base in Italy, would have cost Canada up to $450 million over 20 years for acquisition and in-service support. But it's now seen as a legacy project that's not affordable because of global economic conditions and Canada faced with having to make decisions over where to spend its defence budget.

I'd wager that if the main operating base was in Calgary, we'd still be good to go!
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Re: Canada Pulls Out of NATO Project
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 07:02:50 AM »
 ;D - Yeah, maybe even an upgrade !

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Re: Canada Pulls Out of NATO Project
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 07:29:22 AM »
say the bitter bastards who reaped in the navy aquisition program..... can't get/keep it all men.

and FYI its Edmonton, not Calgary, that won the CFB lotto
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Re: Canada Pulls Out of NATO Project
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 07:53:00 AM »
And the West fies back !  ;)

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Re: Canada Pulls Out of NATO Project
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 09:50:44 AM »
And the West fies back !  ;)

I still want to retire out there.... by a river so I can fish 365 days of the year for all the interesting fish you got.... like mackeral, shad, salmon, etc., etc..
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