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    Sticky: Funny if you look at the pdf file and expand the...

    Funny if you look at the pdf file and expand the Heli on the landing pad it really looks like a tricolour on the door (Celtic boss).
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    Sticky: As NG points out the Arrowhead 140 is a Babcock...

    As NG points out the Arrowhead 140 is a Babcock proposal in cooperation with OMT. As the Type 31e is so export focused, then one would imagine that Babcock, a company that the NS has a good...
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    Sticky: Do you think then we may get an Arrowhead 140 MRV...

    Do you think then we may get an Arrowhead 140 MRV version, aka Absalon FSS, with a cheaper electronics fit e.g. Saab Giraffe AMB and 9LV CMS? I assume Babcock would have a license for it as well as...
  4. Thread: Pilatus PC-9M

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    There is a video on YouTube of aircraft arriving...

    There is a video on YouTube of aircraft arriving at RIAT 2018 and both appear to have arrived together.
  5. Thread: Pilatus PC-9M

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    Excuse my ignorance but would someone please tell...

    Excuse my ignorance but would someone please tell me why would one PC9 need to be fitted with fuel tanks and the other not?
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    Warthog has similar configuration, performance...

    Warthog has similar configuration, performance and apparently are being sold cheap(ish) by the Brits, just saying.
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    Sticky: Maybe not such a good idea, especially if...

    Maybe not such a good idea, especially if defense-aerospace.com is correct (reported today):
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    Sticky: Well it is quite a bit larger than the Arrowhead...

    Well it is quite a bit larger than the Arrowhead 120 which, especially if ordered by the RN, must be a front runner (if you look at the Arrowhead brochure they use the P50s/P60s as references), also...
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    Irish Army fires RBS 70 and RBS 70NG

    http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/187070/irish-army-in-live-firings-of-rbs-70-and-rbs-70-ng.html

    The army were apparently doing some training with Saab. Did they buy the NG...
  10. Thread: New Generals?

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    No, l was simply adding what apod said to the...

    No, l was simply adding what apod said to the OPVs in service or on order. My limited knowledge on the topic though leads me to believe that MCMs and MRVs are very different from our OPVs.
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    That would make nine, 2 x P50, 4 x P60, 2 x MCM,...

    That would make nine, 2 x P50, 4 x P60, 2 x MCM, and 1 x MRV, total = 9.
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    Nice vehicle, but I would suggest ST Terrex 3,...

    Nice vehicle, but I would suggest ST Terrex 3, 8x8 wheeled IFV, same RWS, big in connectivity, big in protection, and first two prototypes, for the Australian Land 400 competition, built in Ireland...
  13. Thread: CPV Replacement

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    Sticky: Poll: Or use the P50s in that role and buy 2 more P60s?

    Or use the P50s in that role and buy 2 more P60s?
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    Sticky: Remember their APC (Terrex) was designed in...

    Remember their APC (Terrex) was designed in Ireland hence the Terex 2 takes 3 crew and 11 US marines.
  15. Thread: EAS expansion

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    Does anyone know why did the Air Corps changed...

    Does anyone know why did the Air Corps changed from an EC135/H135 to an AW139 for EAS (I mean after the crashed EC135/H135 was rebuilt and returned)? Is it a permanent change or is it planned that...
  16. Thread: OPV Replacement

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    Sticky: Just one point, the Vard 7 110 design won the...

    Just one point, the Vard 7 110 design won the USCG OPC competing and will be built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group.
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    Sticky: Would this not be a waste without the necessary...

    Would this not be a waste without the necessary air defence radar to detect the threat that the RBS70 is suppose to deal with?
  18. Thread: MOWAG replacement

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    Maybe then we should look at buying the surplus...

    Maybe then we should look at buying the surplus Warthogs, not quite the NG but a good spec all the same, and should be available at a good price, therefore maybe they could be in "addition to" rather...
  19. Thread: MOWAG replacement

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    True, but it has been reported that both vehicles...

    True, but it has been reported that both vehicles will use double wishbone independent suspension supplied by French company Texelis, which of course produces this suspension (and others) on license...
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    It's funny to see the Griffon being proposed, it...

    It's funny to see the Griffon being proposed, it is almost the exact same spec as the Timoney MP66, which was one of two designs offered to the DF when the Piranha was chosen (the other being a...
  21. Thread: Pilatus PC-9M

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    I would have thought €5 million sounds more like...

    I would have thought €5 million sounds more like a refurbished aircraft, and given the projected out of service date of 2025 (I think that's what was said by Minister Coveney last year), a...
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    By coincidence Shepard have an article on the...

    By coincidence Shepard have an article on the MRV-P program today: https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/mrv-p-bid-invites-coming-soon/
  23. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    Is this the first deployment abroad of CRVs and...

    Is this the first deployment abroad of CRVs and MRVs?
  24. Thread: LÉ Samuel Beckett

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    Some further info on the Chess Dynamics' Sea...

    Some further info on the Chess Dynamics' Sea Eagle http://www.miltechmag.com/2016/06/sea-eagle-selected-samuel-beckett-opv.html
  25. Thread: Timoney

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    Interesting article from Shepard today:...

    Interesting article from Shepard today: https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/eurosatory-secret-behind-terrex/

    Good to see Timoney is still building, even if only prototypes, in Navan.
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