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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:40
    DeV replied to a thread Defending the Irish airspace in Air Corps
    Which is fine until ...
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  • Jetjock's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:23
    The purpose of the joint Nats/Military Ops room is to manage interaction between the UK's 800 plus active military aircraft and one of the busiest...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:19
    DeV replied to a thread Defending the Irish airspace in Air Corps
    NATS in the U.K. have a joint ops room with the RAF As I said a long range primary radar will mainly be used for ATC A civvy spec radar would...
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:02
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9VtmbT3yGz4" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media;...
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  • Jetjock's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:32
    In absolutely no way should military radar feed into the IAA operated system. For multiple reasons. Such technology is a national security concern to...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:57
    DeV replied to a thread RDF pay in Army & Army Reserve
    I’m not giving the source or how I know but don’t but my words in RDFRA’s mouth..... because they aren’t their words
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  • Poiuyt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:11
    Poiuyt replied to a thread RDF pay in Army & Army Reserve
    From my extensive experience of RDFRA and sources within RDFRA, "Being on their Radar", "Raising the Issue" & "Progressing the Issue" is political...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:43
    DeV replied to a thread Defending the Irish airspace in Air Corps
    If we are looking at an improvement in a strategic level upgrade in terms of air surveillance radar one of the most important things is that it fits...
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  • CTU's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:36
    CTU replied to a thread Irish Steel Mill in Navy & Naval Reserve
    Looking at the picture of the plans it shows two separate roads, one for the naval basin and one for the "park". Also I am sure the naval service...
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19
    It is interesting that you believe security is based on loose parameters such as what was got away with in history and what must be imposed now...
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  • Rhodes's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:19
    Rhodes replied to a thread Unifil(3) in Overseas
    With all the talk on another thread on the RBS 70 I thought I'd post this recent video on French air surveillance and defence in Lebanon with UNIFIL...
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 22:36
    10 years after this incident that almost saw the sinking of an RN asset, the captain of the vessel at the time has written about the incident, and...
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  • pym's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 22:24
    pym replied to a thread Defending the Irish airspace in Air Corps
    Yep, you're right - it wouldn't matter if a longer range system was purchased - the RBS70, or something else in its class is still required and would...
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 22:14
    To be fair while the flycatcher itself was better than nothing, the bell wire connecting it to the guns was something out of the great war and was a...
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  • paul g's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 21:57
    The flycatchers were a waste of money as were the el70. The giraffe isn't the most modern of systems, although it would be adequate for air...
    266 replies | 52369 view(s)
  • EUFighter's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 21:14
    Let me come back with some clarification, for me low level is anything below FL010, up to FL100 is medium level and anything above that is high...
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  • Jetjock's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 21:09
    A very achievable option would be something like the SAAB MSHORAD. It uses vehicle mounted Giraffe 1X radar (75km range), coupled with vehicle...
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 20:57
    Haulbowline Just a reminder of the plans.
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  • apod's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 20:33
    apod replied to a thread RDF pay in Army & Army Reserve
    rofl :-d:-d
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  • pym's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 18:35
    pym replied to a thread Defending the Irish airspace in Air Corps
    How long were they in service with the Norwegians before that though - early 90's? The Flycatchers had a very short life in the DF. I can't say...
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 17:10
    No hope of the DF retiring something that is barely in service 10 years. However what is the possibility of SAAB getting to update the existing...
    266 replies | 52369 view(s)
  • Auldsod's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 16:15
    Auldsod replied to a thread RDF pay in Army & Army Reserve
    Again, the most surprising thing for me is that this wasn't an issue for the RDFRA until now.... Should have been on the radar years ago.
    99 replies | 3168 view(s)
  • pym's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 15:34
    pym replied to a thread Defending the Irish airspace in Air Corps
    If you go to http://www.heywhatsthat.com/ there is an option for "Up in the Air" which gives you the option to calculate a Line of Sight from a given...
    266 replies | 52369 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 15:11
    DeV replied to a thread Defending the Irish airspace in Air Corps
    What software are you using for that?
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  • pym's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 13:56
    pym replied to a thread Defending the Irish airspace in Air Corps
    To begin with - given all of the many more challenges faced by the DF, any discussion about AD very quickly descends into the completely ****ing...
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  • EUFighter's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 09:35
    There are already 2 good IAA sites, one in the MW and one in the SW where a long range 3D active radar could be installed. Pricetag would be between...
    266 replies | 52369 view(s)
  • EUFighter's Avatar
    16th December 2018, 09:21
    EUFighter replied to a thread Naval Ship Movements in Navy FAQs
    Did you not mean; Eithne is visiting Lough Swilly Naval Base?
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  • pilatus's Avatar
    15th December 2018, 15:36
    pilatus replied to a thread Naval Ship Movements in Navy FAQs
    Eithne is Rathmullan today. There is a charity dip going on too, crew from the Eithne, soldiers from Finner and members of local sports clubs all...
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  • trellheim's Avatar
    15th December 2018, 13:41
    trellheim replied to a thread RDF pay in Army & Army Reserve
    I do not think RDFRAs argument goes far enough in my view
    99 replies | 3168 view(s)
  • Flamingo's Avatar
    15th December 2018, 13:07
    I have fond memories of visiting that Butlins as a kid, going on the rides while listening to what sounded like the Normandy landings a mile or so...
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    15th December 2018, 12:32
    I am very reluctant to be drawn into a debate regarding the security of the Naval base, apart from saying in this regard you are wrong. Much has...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    15th December 2018, 12:12
    DeV replied to a thread Irish Steel Mill in Navy & Naval Reserve
    You could count them from Cobh
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  • DeV's Avatar
    15th December 2018, 12:10
    DeV replied to a thread RDF pay in Army & Army Reserve
    I’m not revealing my source But I know it is on RDFRA’s radar to do something about Poiuyt is accusing RDFRA of doing nothing, none of us know...
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    15th December 2018, 12:06
    All unverifiable iro other Navies, but the security of our Navy is compromised by efforts to civilianise it's ethos . By day and night it will add...
    760 replies | 169308 view(s)
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