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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:16
    DeV replied to a thread New Generals? in Army & Army Reserve
    62 after PWC review I think
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:27
    What is the Retirement age for OF-8? Mark is 62 in November. I know there were plans to extend the Mandatory retirement age for officers some years...
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  • Rhodes's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:22
    Rhodes replied to a thread Austrian Army in Foreign Forces
    Austria buying 18 Leonardo AW169M helicopters to replace Alouette III ...
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  • EUFighter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:21
    Hungary becomes the first nation to join the German A400M Multinational Air Transport Unit which will utilise the extra A400M aircraft that Germany...
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  • Rhodes's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:07
    Rhodes replied to a thread Nordic Uniform in Military Kit
    As far as I'm aware the copyright of Irish DPM was not registered.
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:37
    DeV replied to a thread New Generals? in Army & Army Reserve
    Reportedly the COS is going to have his term of office extended https://twitter.com/mcconnelldaniel/status/1308068194754736128?s=21
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:51
    Just to clarify, the Defence Vote 2019 was 758m, of which 529m was for pay of 10,500 personnel inclusive of 9,500 PDF, the remaining 229m was for...
    640 replies | 134035 view(s)
  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:57
    na grohmiti replied to a thread Nordic Uniform in Military Kit
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">New Swedish Armed Forces camo being registered. <br><br>The Swedish armed forces are...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:36
    As it stands, unless I am missing something, Defence is 2 votes. (In the Finance Vote group).Vote 35 is Army Pensions (Not Naval or Air Corps) Over...
    640 replies | 134035 view(s)
  • Anzac's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:13
    The ANZAC countries keep Defence Force and Veterans pensions and superannuation separate from the Defence Budget and are paid by both countries...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:31
    DeV replied to a thread manning levels, the future. in Navy FAQs
    Why would it be when all Departments pay is called out in the Estimates under the appropriate vote? What we really need is “Army Pensions” taken...
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  • Auldsod's Avatar
    20th September 2020, 20:46
    You've got it in one there. There is no political will because there is no public interest for defence. It's seen by all and sundry as being a waste...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    20th September 2020, 20:09
    Don't call it that in case you draw the ire of AFRI or the Iona insttute. The DF budget just needs to be ringfenced, so it is not the scrapings from...
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    20th September 2020, 17:28
    The perennial difficulty with Defence Budgets and Defence spending is that they are rarely fully spent. In fact getting towards a major ordering of...
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  • GoneToTheCanner's Avatar
    20th September 2020, 16:08
    GoneToTheCanner replied to a thread Pilatus PC-12 NG in Air Corps
    If it survives the landing and can be reused, getting off with one pilot and a minimum of fuel, into a headwind, it's entirely possible. You might...
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  • EUFighter's Avatar
    20th September 2020, 13:18
    EUFighter replied to a thread Pilatus PC-12 NG in Air Corps
    Technically the answer is it is possible. Landing and take-off distances are to clear a 15m obstacle. The ground roll of a PC-12 at start is 452m, so...
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  • EUFighter's Avatar
    20th September 2020, 11:51
    IMHO we should steer away from the % GDP and instead once we have agreed that we need a DF and that we are prepared to pay for it that the value be...
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  • Slacker's Avatar
    20th September 2020, 11:10
    Slacker replied to a thread Pilatus PC-12 NG in Air Corps
    Question lads. How short of a runway could the MATS PC 12 get into? They’re rated for 800m, but I wonder with the right procedures, weight...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    20th September 2020, 10:02
    DeV replied to a thread manning levels, the future. in Navy FAQs
    establishment is 9000 plus No, unknown One would assume so I would have agreed until I realised we deployed on the EU Chad mission during...
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    20th September 2020, 09:41
    There seems to be some confusion on Strengths in the PDF. If you look at External info on Strengths they estimate the figures as 7340 permanent and...
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  • Truck Driver's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 16:39
    Yeh I kinda got a similar vibe. Felt if the clip was a bit longer - say 20-25mins, could have fleshed out service in the Emergency, for instance, and...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 16:16
    Unless there is demand from the masses (ie the electorate, the politicans’ bosses) the TOR of the CoD will be far from transformative. They will...
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 16:13
    At a National non-military level we have signed and issued SI covering VTS. As pointed out we rely heavily on the mandatory carriage of AIS...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 13:54
    All coastal radar is locally managed now, by whoever operates the local port. Some ports don't even use Radar any more, trusting well placed AIS...
    909 replies | 318399 view(s)
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