Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Jason H, May 14, 2005.
The emporer is fiddling while the country burns down.
OMG does that mean base closures and soldiers loosing jobs
No, we manage with what we have. We havn't lost any bases since the early 90's due to the liberals. I'm happy to see them crumble I just hope whatever new government comes to power helps the military more.
The thing is Canadians didn't care 10 years ago, but now? A lot of headlines involving budgets and government is dominated with Military aspects. I'm proud to see that and I hope we get the money.
With that money our budget for our army would go from 13.8 billion to 20+ billion for the next 5 years.
It was to pay for the following.
-10,000 new troops in 5 years
-New destroyers and helo/landing party carriers (think of your version of helicopter carriers).
-New Mobile Gun System (MGS). A tank turret 120mm smooth bore on a Lav III body
-Possible new rifles
-Formation of a Special Forces Ranger regiment which is in the makeing right now. This is a need since the (CAR) Canadian Airborne Regiment was disbanded in 1995 due to political reasons where Canadian CAR members tortured and killed some Somalies in 1993.
We'll have to fare with the new C7A2s and the new urban warfare rifle in development. I can't wait till my regiment receives the new C7A2s. Couple more years.
Never mind my idea at humour went over your head
what's the new special forces regiment? is it an extension of JTF-2?
I got it.
Jeeze man, seems like 10 bil goes a long way in Canada.... we spend so much more and still get 1 ply toilet paper
Right now our budget is half of Australia's.
And we have more population.
C7a2's/3's are being assigned to those on tour in Afghanistan from what I have understand. Same with the updated C6.
I've herd that it's nice but it's front heavy But I'm just a civvy right now so don't listen to me
It's will be based upon the 75th Ranger's regiment down in the United States, ment to help the JTF-2 with duties and holding ground.
Think of them as our old CAR (Canadian Airborne Regiment), they'll be quick reaction force for holding while JTF-2 takes land.
But thats all I've herd so Nothing is for sure 'till it's all official.
The Lieberals were never going to give money to the military. They're going to keep running the country into the ground if allowed to stay in power.
If the G-G can't actually dismiss the Govt what is the point of having one?