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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    Today, 07:17
    GASU would be the first responder as they are a 24 hour (ish) operation. It is, however shocking that 20 years after it begun operations, it still...
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  • cpxxx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:29
    cpxxx replied to a thread Air Corps air ambulance in Air Corps
    Ropebag, I wondered the same thing when watching the Paris attacks. Not to mention the armed response on the ground. No disrespect to the personnel...
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  • ropebag's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:44
    oh, and to be clear, the UK has offered airlift - both training and real life log spt - as has France, and as has Sweden. all rebuffed.
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  • ropebag's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:42
    ropebag replied to a thread Air Corps air ambulance in Air Corps
    given the 'airlift' capability - when matched to the kind of sortie rates and availability the AC achieves - works out at one helicopter capable of...
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:55
    And then you lose the AC as an element of the Defence forces and what little airlift capability the army has is gone.
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:53
    The methodology given over to the deployment of troops from APCs, their was a requirement to withdraw the vehicles as soon as the mounted section had...
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  • ropebag's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
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  • sofa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 20:23
    yes
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  • sofa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Chuck's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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,...
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  • GoneToTheCanner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • cpxxx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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.
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  • cpxxx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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.
    40 replies | 3706 view(s)
  • Chuck's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    1055 replies | 438650 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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 :)
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Anzac's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 12:47
    The only participation the Dept should have is forwarding the request through DFAT for diplomatic clearance and transmission to the relavent defence...
    40 replies | 3706 view(s)
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