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    Sticky: Creep, crawl, creep. ...

    Creep, crawl, creep.

    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/showthread.php?10837-Cessna-Replacement-The-Options&p=453217&viewfull=1#post453217
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    Sticky: Look we all know that the surge capability of the...

    Look we all know that the surge capability of the A******ule F-35B's is there.

    But the black budget isn't going to extend to folding rotors.
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    Sticky: I'd advise reading between the lines regarding...

    I'd advise reading between the lines regarding actual deployments: no Irish air component, troops yes, APC's yes, helicopters: provided by them out foreign.

    Not that there won't be photo ops.
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    Sticky: Forgive me, but is anyone, anywhere, operating...

    Forgive me, but is anyone, anywhere, operating AW139's with folding blades? Has AgustaWestland tested and certified a folding blade option for the AW139?

    If not, are you expecting the State will...
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    DF getting a lot of stick for the delay in...

    DF getting a lot of stick for the delay in deploying the helicopters/troops on ground - request was made at 9am.
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    Not without precedent - an F-11F Tiger shot...

    Not without precedent - an F-11F Tiger shot itself down in the same manner.
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    Dublin Airport flights suspended due to drone

    Dublin Airport flights suspended due to drone
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    https://www.leonardodrs.com/media/8013/m20_m41_int...

    https://www.leonardodrs.com/media/8013/m20_m41_inthenews_mshorad.jpg


    https://defence-blog.com/army/u-s-army-seeking-contractor-to-build-144-im-shorad-systems.html

    Image is based on the...
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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-tktmWSQA-w" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
  10. Thread: OPV Replacement

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    Sticky: To start with I know nothing about ship design,...

    To start with I know nothing about ship design, but I have been struck by the apparent difference in structure above deck between the Batch 2 Rivers and the P60's; I think it's visible to an extent...
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    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26067/uss-kea...

    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26067/uss-kearsarge-transits-the-suez-canal-with-anti-drone-buggies-keeping-watch-on-deck
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    Orion:...

    Orion:
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/Uncial_alphabet.png

    It's the equivalent of gh in gaelic script
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    Sticky: They were assisting the Maltese in training up on...

    They were assisting the Maltese in training up on the AW139 - they had recently received the type.

    Given that the Air Corps have had the AW139 in service since 2006, yeah I think they would be...
  14. Thread: Naval weaponry

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    As far as I understand it, there have been major...

    As far as I understand it, there have been major advances in IR over the last decade or so - modern IR seekers don't just try to hit a hot spot - it's a thermal video image and may also include a 3D...
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    Article on the Canadian presence in Mali:...

    Article on the Canadian presence in Mali:
    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/25917/canadian-troops-pose-with-chinook-as-it-sticks-a-pinnacle-landing-while-on-deployment-in-mali



    Well, alas,...
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    Yep, you're right - it wouldn't matter if a...

    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 be the most likely to go overseas.

    I know very...
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    How long were they in service with the Norwegians...

    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 regarding potential upgrades. I don't know much...
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    If you go to http://www.heywhatsthat.com/ there...

    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 location at a particular altitude.

    So in the...
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    To begin with - given all of the many more...

    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 absurd.

    Long range air search radars generally...
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    Trust me, I'm no expert either but would go along...

    Trust me, I'm no expert either but would go along with the above - it depends what the State wants to do.

    If it wants to start developing a fairly complete picture, long range search radars in the...
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    Chuck - out of curiosity, if it was going to...

    Chuck - out of curiosity, if it was going to happen - what sort of radar system would you like to see purchased/operated by the DF and how many?
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    Well, to use my example of blind spots possibly...

    Well, to use my example of blind spots possibly caused by Wicklow Mts - Shannon and Cork are both roughly 100 miles away from Wicklow.

    Due to earths curvature, leaving aside hills, mountains, etc,...
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    Apologies - forgot about this - I believe this is...

    Apologies - forgot about this - I believe this is the site:
    http://www.heywhatsthat.com/

    Regarding some of the comments above:- with three primary radar heads, I believe there simply have to be...
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    Don't take the HF jamming reports too seriously -...

    Don't take the HF jamming reports too seriously - once a conflict kicks off, people start listening and linking every noise with the conflict.

    I see one of the reports talked of 20kHz "jamming" on...
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    Modifying the undercarriage would probably...

    Modifying the undercarriage would probably require the most extensive work - the rest of the mods are probably bolt on and could be done by Leonardo under a midlife upgrade, if the funding was made...
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