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Canadian Army

Discussion in 'Army & Security Forces' started by Novascotiaboy, Feb 18, 2019.

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  1. Novascotiaboy

    Novascotiaboy Active Member

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    Searched back a number of years and didn’t find a Canadian Army thread so it’s time for one.
     
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    Novascotiaboy Active Member

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    Just surfing the net and noted that Canada has 20 GDF-005 twin 35 mm cannon stored for emergency use. I remember 4 AD from Moncton NB bringing one of these to our community 20 years ago and firing a burst. This was a demo thank you to the community for assistance to its members during their deployment during search operations for SWISSAIR 111 in 1998.

    If these guns are out of service is there any anti aircraft capability besides coaxial or pintle HMG in service in Canadian inventory?
     
  3. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    The guns on your LAVs should do the trick if the have the correct sights such as the UTAAS Tank and Anti-Aircraft System - Universal Sight and Fire-Control System which would do the job nicely. IIRC the LAV6 has gone to a 30 mm gun. Also if Mistral or FIM-92 Stinger was mounted in box launchers on the turret side you would have a good VSHORAD system that could be used on all the LAVs and if the Mistral / Stingers were mounted in conjunction with ATGM, such as the FGM-148 Javelin Anti Tank Guided Missile, a lethal vehicle.
     
  4. John Fedup

    John Fedup Well-Known Member

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    No, I believe Canada’s upgraded LAVs still have their 25mm guns. Other LAV 6 users have gone to 30mm. Perhaps Canada will be taking Saudi LAVs to prevent contract penalties by GD should junior cancel the contract with Saudi Arabia. Don’t really need them though except for bigger guns if they have them.
     
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    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    Maybe Justin can offer his beau Jacinda (NZ PM) a real sweat deal on the Saudi LAVs with the 105 mm guns fitted, plus say about 80 of the LAV6 fitted with 30 mm guns. Justin & Jacinda do appear to have the hots for each other, so no reason why we can't take advantage of it. :D
     
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    old faithful Defense Professional Verified Defense Pro

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    Any A4,s left in NZ storage? Maybe the Kiwis could swap some A4s for some LAVs lol!
     
  7. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    Nope Draken bought all the ones that didn't go to museums.
     
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    Should the Saudi seal fall apart (apparently they haven’t made a payment for some of the LAVs already received), does NZ really need 80 new LAV6s?
     
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    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    Well the current ones are due for either a MLU or replacement. Which path hasn't been decided yet, but a couple or three batteries of those LAV6s with the Cockerill 105 mm gun turrets on them wouldn't go astray.
     
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    Well we just need to shovel off the snow on the ones sitting at GD London, Ontario.:D