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    Despite the fruit withering on the vine, the DOD+...

    Despite the fruit withering on the vine, the DOD+ are willing to see our modern Navy come to a halt by too many controls and exigency measures which cut off retention and recruitment. Rumor has it...
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    Sticky: If I could add, at this weekend SeaFest 2019 in...

    If I could add, at this weekend SeaFest 2019 in Cork, there were 4 vessels alongside the Old Victoria Quay, P52, P64, Maritime Institute Celtic vessel, and a fishing vessel. It brought home to me...
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    Sticky: Poll: . I think the Ciara and Orla replacements need...

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    I think the Ciara and Orla replacements need to meet the provisional tasks as outlined in the White Paper. It must be a dependable provable system for dealing with modern anti-ship mining. Such...
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    Sticky: Poll: Maybe the functionality of the intended MRV could...

    Maybe the functionality of the intended MRV could include elements of a multi-tasking Mother ship. Big enough, space enough?
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    Sticky: VARD are in attendance at IMEX at Singapore. They...

    VARD are in attendance at IMEX at Singapore. They are pushing the VARD 713 and VARD 510 and are also showing an on stand video of the Irish Naval Service and it's latest OPV's. The video is available...
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    Op Pontus was mainly a successful rescue mission...

    Op Pontus was mainly a successful rescue mission for the many thousands of migrants trying to cross, or forced to cross from North Africa to Southern Europe but mainly through Italian borders or...
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    They also tried to have the EMER class unarmed...

    They also tried to have the EMER class unarmed and were then equipped with old stock armaments. They would not provide for the main armament of EITHNE which had to be found within Budgets, on the...
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    I agree that DoD is a blocking agency and isn't...

    I agree that DoD is a blocking agency and isn't supportive of steps to establish and maintain an efficient fighting force. They see their duty to minimise costs and not be perturbed at loss of an...
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    We are in any event members of the UN and also a...

    We are in any event members of the UN and also a member of the EU and its Agreements. Our politicians often mention traditional neutrality, however it was born at a time that the only viable alliance...
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    Impact of DF or DOD Policies

    The Government in answer to a Deputy Healy In October 2018, has indicated that it is proceeding to conduct a procedure for the replacement of LE EITHNE, with an MRV ,at an approximate cost of 200m...
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    Only if you have more than one turret/cupola that...

    Only if you have more than one turret/cupola that can be fired to the same side to bring weight of fire on a target. Some older WW11 ships could deliver a 4 gun or 8 gun broadside. Interval of...
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    Sticky: Most of it's work would have to be by it's remote...

    Most of it's work would have to be by it's remote systems, as a draft of 6 + meters would keep it out of some Irish ports and possibly restrict it's home porting. It is possible that it could also...
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    Military hardware, including ocean going vessels...

    Military hardware, including ocean going vessels with long range should not be sold by civilian auction. It can be sold and resold and wind up in Nigeria or Libya and put to aggressive use. The State...
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    Giving aid and training to the Libyan Forces is...

    Giving aid and training to the Libyan Forces is fraught--who exactly are they?? They have one of our ships which they claim to have recovered to it's proper home!!!
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    Sticky: A good an accurate pen picture of where we are at...

    A good an accurate pen picture of where we are at and unfortunately where we are still going .
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    Sticky: Due to a change in political philosophy,...

    Due to a change in political philosophy, government has shed most of it's direct controls on Departments running the social and commercial fabric of the State,and has become a customer for services...
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    Sticky: I am confident that a ship to meet our...

    I am confident that a ship to meet our requirements can be acquired in the short term. Training / demonstration trips could easily be acquired with any European Navy . Basic to do list-- Support our...
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    Sticky: We must be practical and look at the traditional...

    We must be practical and look at the traditional way of moving personnel, vehicles, and cargo including containers from ship to shore.
    Containers are normally dropped into or on to a space including...
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    Sticky: Not so sure of internalising boat launching sites...

    Not so sure of internalising boat launching sites within mainly watertight boundaries, or carry LCVP's with an optional reload of Combat Boats of similar dimensions. Maybe stick with the current...
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    Sticky: In the 5 wire system for moving helos from deck...

    In the 5 wire system for moving helos from deck to hangar, the upper port and starboard wires are used to prevent the helo from toppling when on the move. The door openings as shown may be too narrow...
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    Sticky: Was not even sure that an official RFP had been...

    Was not even sure that an official RFP had been issued for the MRV at Dept.level. Looking back at assumptions and wish lists for what was described as the P61 class, based on a MEKO design, the...
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    Sticky: Taking it principally from the last WP and...

    Taking it principally from the last WP and assuming we are discussing P31 replacement, and also assuming the RFP would mirror WP outline references or wish list. I also want to add a number of HADR...
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    Sticky: The given reason for twin funnels is to...

    The given reason for twin funnels is to accommodate a hangar with as little obstruction as possible. There is some lack of definition in the drawings when you compare two starboard side arrangements...
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    Sticky: I suppose I was referring to the WP on Defence...

    I suppose I was referring to the WP on Defence with our intention of co-operation through EUMSS and interoperability of Forces and the intention that the MRV, while not carrying a helicopter would...
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    Sticky: The RFP listed an aviation facility so that is...

    The RFP listed an aviation facility so that is well covered. I would like to develop the force projection capability by being able to provide fuel and essential stores to keep two additional ships on...
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