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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...
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  • 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....
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  • 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?!
    27 replies | 3424 view(s)
  • Chuck's Avatar
    Today, 10:42
    Chuck replied to a thread Unifil(3) in Overseas
    Your first mistake was thinking anyone in the DOD understands anything to do with military basic military structures. Your second was assuming...
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  • Chuck's Avatar
    Today, 10:33
    Chuck replied to a thread Unifil(3) in Overseas
    In reality it is because it is likely the two personnel will participate in the entire form up in Ireland. Which, has not been done before to my...
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  • Chuck's Avatar
    Today, 10:31
    Of course they are. They have the guaranteed use of an aircraft daily thanks to a SLA and because a SLA will always trump the pongos requirements,...
    27 replies | 3424 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    Today, 09:38
    DeV replied to a thread EDA exercise Hot Blade 2013 in Air Corps
    The Minister needs to tell DoD that job is to advise on policy. Some of the parts of DoD should really be within DFHQ (with civvies if...
    27 replies | 3424 view(s)
  • morpheus's Avatar
    Today, 08:58
    morpheus replied to a thread Unifil(3) in Overseas
    platoon ? Company ? - someone in DOD has given the journo the wrong info.... Tom Brady is the security correspondent at the indo... ...
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  • Chuck's Avatar
    Today, 06:37
    Absolutely. I'm sick to my teeth of trying to make this point but it keeps falling on deaf ears. The Dept are the very ones who are forcing EAS...
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  • Chuck's Avatar
    Today, 06:22
    Chuck replied to a thread Pilatus PC-12 NG in Air Corps
    I think you may need to learn a little more about how contracts are established and the terms and conditions attached to them. A purchase contract...
    22 replies | 1690 view(s)
  • Anzac's Avatar
    Today, 02:51
    If they do select the Navantia F5000 with 48 VLS Aegis Baseline 9 CEAFAR and CEC then to all extent and purposes they are kind of ordering the 4th to...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:48
    DeV replied to a thread Pilatus PC-12 NG in Air Corps
    Well we know the airframe is sound and it looks like Pilatus could be doing the sensor fitting and integration which AFAIK they are experienced at....
    22 replies | 1690 view(s)
  • trellheim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:33
    trellheim replied to a thread Pilatus PC-12 NG in Air Corps
    U-28A spec sheet http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104607/u-28a/
    22 replies | 1690 view(s)
  • trellheim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:30
    Isn't it the Department who says whether we do these things or not ? I'd view things in that light first and foremost
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:19
    DeV replied to a thread EDA exercise Hot Blade 2013 in Air Corps
    Edited my post All I’m saying is that if the hours were available and we wanted to exercises flying a 105 battery from Cork to the Glen, they...
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  • TangoSierra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:25
    TangoSierra replied to a thread Pilatus PC-12 NG in Air Corps
    I appreciate your passion and obvious emotional investment in the project. I have no doubt the manufacturer will indeed test equipment in a lab...
    22 replies | 1690 view(s)
  • Fantasia's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:59
    Fantasia replied to a thread Unifil(3) in Overseas
    2 extra companies? Not sure where the MOS got that from! There are extra platoons, there are NO extra companies
    1050 replies | 438110 view(s)
  • Rhodes's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:41
    Rhodes replied to a thread Unifil(3) in Overseas
    100 extra troops now headed to keep peace in Lebanon ...
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  • Rhodes's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:38
    PEACE MISSION Irish Defence Forces to continue participation in overseas peacekeeping missions in Syria and Kosovo after securing Government approval...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:34
    DeV replied to a thread Pilatus PC-12 NG in Air Corps
    Have a look at the specs
    22 replies | 1690 view(s)
  • Auldsod's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:28
    Walked into that one but sometimes it's hard to pick up sarcasm here given the subject matter! :biggrin:
    16 replies | 1032 view(s)
  • Flamingo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:16
    Flamingo replied to a thread Pilatus PC-12 NG in Air Corps
    It does look more like an air taxi than a military workhorse.
    22 replies | 1690 view(s)
  • Flamingo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:11
    Don't forget, you shouldn't join if you can't take a joke :-D
    16 replies | 1032 view(s)
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