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  1. Seriously after your moaning at me...... that...

    Seriously after your moaning at me...... that issue has got nothing to do with the potential NSR vessels themselves! It should be in a thread about budget cuts or something!

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    Well Goldie Fish, no guts, no black pudding. ...

    Well Goldie Fish, no guts, no black pudding.

    Thanks for the separate thread, but I did as you asked, and looked through the whole NSR Replacement discussion.........I am not the first to suggest a...
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    Nice:) It would have been great if they also...

    Nice:) It would have been great if they also bought the 5 C130Hs Norway are selling. Lots of hours left on the airframes. I think they are sitting in Arizona at the moment awaiting sale.
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    Thanks mate. That website is great!

    Thanks mate. That website is great!
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    Originally I did post examples of vessels which I...

    Originally I did post examples of vessels which I thought might suit the NSR role. I then answered other posters based on points they had raised (which you might be surprised to hear, happens from...
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    http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/belgium-select...

    http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/belgium-selects-piranha-iiis-for-850m-apc-contract-controversies-ensue-01872/

    Heres a good article about the Belgian Pirhana procurment, including the...
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    Big time! The Belgians are the only people using...

    Big time! The Belgians are the only people using this system. In fact even the correct ammunition is scarce. This kind of thing happens alot in Belgium, due in part to the revalries between...
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    The NZ IPV and the Armidales look really slick. I...

    The NZ IPV and the Armidales look really slick. I could be wrong but I think the NZ vessels were approx NZ$15 million or thereabouts, which wouldn't be bad.

    What class are the French minesweepers?...
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    Yeah, I have heard of that quote. I think...

    Yeah, I have heard of that quote. I think Nicholas Monserratt describes a Flower Class in "The Cruel Sea".

    You mention that they are based on a trawler, I had heard it was a Whaler? Maybe they are...
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    Well, I did say we can but dream. Lets face it,...

    Well, I did say we can but dream. Lets face it, despite attempts to portray the Dept/Govt of having a strategy for the NS, basically they simply spend the minimal possible ammount.

    I was more...
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    Well, exactly. All ships have advantages and...

    Well, exactly. All ships have advantages and disadvantages. That gets to the kernel of the issue of having a fleet composed of different types.

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    NS Replacements

    Hey

    Came accross this website. Apologies for only posting a link but I could not (despite my best efforts) post the pics:smile:

    Anyway, the vessel below was built for the Indonesian police. At...
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    You are right on both counts!

    You are right on both counts!
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    Sticky: Yes we should pay close attention to the FSC...

    Yes we should pay close attention to the FSC programme. Even the C1 and C2 categories.Here is another proposal from our old friends DML :):

    DML Frigate Concept (FC65)
    At DSEi 2005 in September,...
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    Sticky: Not sure I am mad on either of those designs! I...

    Not sure I am mad on either of those designs! I would have pefered something like an A-100/Sigma OPV.

    Do you think we will eventually hear the names of everybody who submitted tenders?

    Also, I...
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    Sticky: Hey gang Well, since the indications are that...

    Hey gang

    Well, since the indications are that the EPV is being re-appraised, can we assume that anything along the lines of the NZ MRV or even a Frigate type design like a Meko 200 are out of...
  17. Thread: Timoney

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    The Timoney might just have seen action in the...

    The Timoney might just have seen action in the Falklands? As a Belgian produced version was supplied to the Junta in Argentina.
    It was also produced under licence in Chile.
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    Its true though, despite the tendering...

    Its true though, despite the tendering rules.....the German military buys from German companies, the French buy from French companies, the British buy from British companies, the Italians buy from...
  19. Thread: Ot90

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    Just google it. I came accross a few websites. A...

    Just google it. I came accross a few websites. A few in Czech as you would expect. Even found some for sale:smile:
  20. Could we add the Let 410 to that list. The...

    Could we add the Let 410 to that list. The downside would be no rear cargo ramp. However, it can land anywhere, has STOL abilities and with over 1000 built spares are no problem.
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    Sticky: Cool, I remember reading about Mermaid(-Black...

    Cool, I remember reading about Mermaid(-Black Star, Nkrumahs plaything), it was basically a very large OPV in terms of equipment. It was laid up for about 6 years after the new "leader" of Ghana Lt...
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    Sticky: :smile:Yeah I read that article as well. Its not...

    :smile:Yeah I read that article as well. Its not only bunks but doorways, bulwarks, chairs etc. Would cost a fortune to modify!

    As for their role, a RN officer was quoted as saying that they would...
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    I think the Czechs do operate both the Gripen and...

    I think the Czechs do operate both the Gripen and L159. Originally the combat version the L159 ALCA was used (72 ordered). However, due to budgetary reasons 47 ALCAs were mothballed. There is now an...
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    Hi all! Long time observer...first post! Thats...

    Hi all! Long time observer...first post!

    Thats a Dzik. Its from Poland. It is currently used by the Polish Military but has also around 1000 have been ordered by the Iraqi Police/Interior...
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    Some elaboration on the above: "15 Nov. 2007 -...

    Some elaboration on the above:

    "15 Nov. 2007 - Brussels - EU military advisor calls for Chad resources

    The European Union's top military advisor urged EU defence chiefs Thursday to fill...
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