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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:30
    hptmurphy replied to a thread CASA Replacement in Air Corps
    My one and only trip on a sweeper was on Grainne, got as far as Roches point...towed back.....
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  • ropebag's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:53
    ropebag replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    Not on Friday nights - I give the poor mite the evening off. He can make up the time by digging my garden over the weekend. #bestemployer...
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  • sofa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:51
    sofa replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    My telling ya their smuggling booze:biggrin:
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  • Herald's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:26
    Herald replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    You mean you don't have a "chap" to do that?
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:20
    na grohmití replied to a thread CASA Replacement in Air Corps
    Still though, 80-82 we had an 8 ship navy (even if we couldn't put all of them to sea).
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  • Chuck's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:32
    Chuck replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    The only time apart from acceptance testing that the UW tanks have been used are to ferry aircraft to Switzerland as it negates a stop in France on...
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  • ropebag's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:52
    ropebag replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    Yeah, I thought that - they normally only fly about once a fortnight, and they are travelling to, and representing the state at, probably the largest...
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  • spider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:33
    spider replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    Standard drills. Have cover story in place at all times :cool:
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:47
    hptmurphy replied to a thread CASA Replacement in Air Corps
    Yeah I tried that maths but Setanta was long gone before I joined in 1985 and Eithne had only been in service 12 months at that point....and Banba...
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  • Brian McGrath's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 22:14
    Brian McGrath replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    My son was at RIAT, He spoke to the pilots, the PC9M's came with one set of drop tanks on one & one with no drop tanks as that's just the way the...
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 21:56
    na grohmití replied to a thread CASA Replacement in Air Corps
    When was Setanta paid off? I have memories of her still cluttering up the basin after Eithne entered service. So she would have been in service in...
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 21:45
    hptmurphy replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 21:26
    hptmurphy replied to a thread CASA Replacement in Air Corps
    I get the feeling that the future ships will need to be at least on the blocks before they decommission anything........but only as long as the...
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  • Herald's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 21:22
    Herald replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
    https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1019564172361850881
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  • Laners's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 21:19
    Laners replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
    Pics on, Cobh Edition Face Book page .
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 21:12
    hptmurphy replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
    Some wag reckoned she drifted in on the tide!...Oddly enough I haven't seen any photos of her either alongside or comming up the harbour!
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  • DeV's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 20:16
    https://saabgroup.com/globalassets/corporate/media-news-press-stories/naval-press-tour-2017/presentation-mcm-underwater-systems-mcm-nov-2017_2.pdf ...
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  • Laners's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 18:24
    Laners replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
    They're defecting , Red October type of thing.
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  • TangoSierra's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 17:33
    The technology is fairly mature at this stage but the Defence Forces is lacking in agile procurement, technically competent personnel to...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 17:01
    DeV replied to a thread CASA Replacement in Air Corps
    The NS was a 7 vessel Navy until Niamh made it 8 in 2001 It remains to be seen if GBS will become a 9th vessel or if Ciara/Orla/Eithne will be...
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  • Sparky42's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 16:59
    Sparky42 replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
    Well that could be embarrassing...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 16:57
    DeV replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
    Any C130s/Atlas/C17 visiting Cork Airport at the minute? Carrying spares
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  • Bravo20's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 15:35
    The technology exists https://www.inc.com/video/5-companies-making-anti-drone-technology.html
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  • EUFighter's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 15:25
    EUFighter replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
    Amazing that she made it that far seeing she had problems outside Devonport yesterday!
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 12:02
    hptmurphy replied to a thread CASA Replacement in Air Corps
    What we actually got is one for one replacements with three of the current fleet looking at retirement in the not to distant future, so if builds for...
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