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  • ropebag's Avatar
    Today, 21:08
    everyone else manages to fly helicopters around Europe withought needing to either put them on C-17's or take them apart every 15 minutes - it'll fly...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Today, 20:29
    DeV replied to a thread Pilatus PC-12 NG in Air Corps
    €32m plus VAT for the 3 aircraft..... they are getting a good ISTAR package considering the airframe retails about €4m
    25 replies | 1853 view(s)
  • sofa's Avatar
    Today, 20:28
    sofa replied to a thread EDA exercise Hot Blade 2013 in Air Corps
    Any ways. what if the Aer Corp had being given the permission to go . How would they have transported the two choppers down to the meet. Thinking...
    39 replies | 3636 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    Today, 20:26
    DeV replied to a thread Unifil(3) in Overseas
    Yes and those Pln commanders would be going anyway as there is extra platoons going An extra Coy (rather than additional plns) would mean 2 more...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Today, 20:23
    yes
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  • sofa's Avatar
    Today, 20:20
    sofa replied to a thread EDA exercise Hot Blade 2013 in Air Corps
    Blackhawks at the time only had Analog cockpits. Digital conversions where available but at a higher cost. But sill no excuse for buying a green...
    39 replies | 3636 view(s)
  • Chuck's Avatar
    Today, 20:08
    cant fault your logic. I suppose I mean that if policy doesn't strictly forbid something then it is open to probing. Some things just take a...
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  • GoneToTheCanner's Avatar
    Today, 19:14
    The Indians still use their version of the Alouette II, which is basically an Alouette II, with a III's engine and gearbox. Tough as an old boot,...
    39 replies | 3636 view(s)
  • GoneToTheCanner's Avatar
    Today, 19:11
    GoneToTheCanner replied to a thread Pilatus PC-12 NG in Air Corps
    Well, if they get the full mission kit, there won't be room to swing a cat inside it once you add the screen watchers and their lunches. You won't be...
    25 replies | 1853 view(s)
  • cpxxx's Avatar
    Today, 18:14
    cpxxx replied to a thread Pilatus PC-12 NG in Air Corps
    I'd like to think it would be used in that role. But I suspect it's more likely to be a runabout and air ambulance.
    25 replies | 1853 view(s)
  • cpxxx's Avatar
    Today, 18:11
    The Alouette saw a lot of action over the years. Hot and high is it's element. I think the Rhodesians fitted a cannon in the cabin once.
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  • Chuck's Avatar
    Today, 17:27
    Chuck replied to a thread Unifil(3) in Overseas
    An additional infantry coy would require an additional Coy Comdr, Coy 2i/c and up to three platoon commanders. In addition you are then looking at at...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Today, 16:31
    DeV replied to a thread Unifil(3) in Overseas
    You said An additional Coy (rather than extra plns) would not add a significant number of additional Officers and SNCOs..... approx 2 of each
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Today, 15:27
    DeV replied to a thread Air Corps air ambulance in Air Corps
    The AC (and the rest of the DF) primary role is “to provide for the military defence of the State against armed aggression”. However, the threat...
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  • Chuck's Avatar
    Today, 15:24
    Chuck replied to a thread Unifil(3) in Overseas
    Yes Dev, that's pretty much exactly what I said in my previous post.
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Today, 15:15
    DeV replied to a thread EDA exercise Hot Blade 2013 in Air Corps
    Someone mentioned Alouettes earlier...... Portugal used 3 during Hot Blades 18 :)
    39 replies | 3636 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    Today, 15:12
    DeV replied to a thread EDA exercise Hot Blade 2013 in Air Corps
    I’d agree and disagree on your definition of policy, you meet to show where what you want to do meets stated policy objectives, that is especially...
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  • cpxxx's Avatar
    Today, 14:32
    cpxxx replied to a thread Air Corps air ambulance in Air Corps
    Isn't that the problem? The Air Corps roles are now largely civilian in nature. Maybe it should be civilianised or become para military. That would...
    1397 replies | 331272 view(s)
  • Anzac's Avatar
    Today, 14:29
    I realise that DeV but I am speculating about playing hardball if patience runs out whilst the wider security situation of the EU deteriorates....
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  • Chuck's Avatar
    Today, 13:22
    Policy is guidance and if policy doesn't specifically preclude something, then the waters can be tested. You just need someone with a pair of balls...
    39 replies | 3636 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    Today, 13:13
    DeV replied to a thread EDA exercise Hot Blade 2013 in Air Corps
    And policy has been considered - it is within Government policy IMHO
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Today, 13:00
    DeV replied to a thread Unifil(3) in Overseas
    If they are adding platoons to existing companies, surely that is just saving a handful of mainly officer and SNCO positions?
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  • Chuck's Avatar
    Today, 12:47
    The only participation the Dept should have is forwarding the request through DFAT for diplomatic clearance and transmission to the relavent defence...
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  • trellheim's Avatar
    Today, 11:59
    LIke it or not - staying on topic. I'd expect it to be well within the department's remit to approve participation in external collaborations. That...
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  • Chuck's Avatar
    Today, 11:21
    Yep. All at extortionate expense - €20k+ per day. That's just for the aircraft and crew to position there also. If there is a call out the cost goes...
    39 replies | 3636 view(s)
  • GoneToTheCanner's Avatar
    Today, 11:07
    GoneToTheCanner replied to a thread Pilatus PC-12 NG in Air Corps
    The AC and DoD have a lot more experience in contracts and dealing with manufacturers than in the bad old days when they bowed the knee to everyone....
    25 replies | 1853 view(s)
  • GoneToTheCanner's Avatar
    Today, 10:47
    Standby aircraft? is that the Learjet parked there for the last few months, and a King Air before that?!
    39 replies | 3636 view(s)
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