Salomon Forces

A New Canadian Gunboat?

The Canadian Army Trials and Evaluation Unit (CATEU) trialed mounting a C9 machine gun to an assault boat.

This capability would provide assault boat occupants force protection during combat operations.

9 Responses to “A New Canadian Gunboat?”

  1. Strike-Hold! says:

    The headline led me to expect something like a CB90, or a SOC-R, or even a Jehu-class gun ship.

    But instead we see the typically Canadian approach of trying to do things on the cheap…

    • Yawnz says:

      Well yeah, they’re too busy allocating more money into coerced euthanization programs and freezing the bank accounts of peaceful protestors.

    • tcba_joe says:

      Couldn’t possibly be adding a capability to a boat they already have in inventory that fits a completely different mission set than CB90 or SOC-R do…

  2. .308 says:

    Its just the one boat guys, that’s the new capability.

    RFI – 2024
    RFP – 2026
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  3. cat blaster says:

    when it’s only about rounds down range, and not accuracy

  4. T says:

    Or, they could ask industry to produce something that makes sense.

    Also…mounting LMGs to a dingy is dumb.

  5. Ray Forest says:

    I’d be really currious to see a comparison of hit probability between the MG laid flat on the bow with bipod folded up vs using the mount. I’m guessing there is not much difference so why the extra cost not to mention the gunner is sitting up higher.

  6. werdie says:

    Looks like Q worked pulled an all-nighter on that one. They have their place, alongside klepper/longhaul kayak, and the training & equip should not be discarded but……the unmanned and “smart” systems out there may further limit the role of these craft given they have many western militaries changing their T/O and T/E at the rapid rate. Slapping some more metal, weight, size/profile onto an already slow craft might not be the best use of RDTE time&effort&$$$. Speed and range are the big challenges with small boat ops. Has to be a joke, and not a bad one.