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  • Auldsod's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
    636 replies | 133648 view(s)
  • GoneToTheCanner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    483 replies | 78795 view(s)
  • EUFighter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    483 replies | 78795 view(s)
  • EUFighter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    636 replies | 133648 view(s)
  • Slacker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    483 replies | 78795 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
    636 replies | 133648 view(s)
  • 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...
    2 replies | 166 view(s)
  • 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...
    909 replies | 318223 view(s)
  • 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 | 318223 view(s)
  • Truck Driver's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 11:40
    Sorry nope. This would have been either 1989 or 1993 (was when I was on FTT in Longford anyway, as it was a 4 Cav guy I saw wearing them Back then,...
    52 replies | 11194 view(s)
  • Truck Driver's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 11:33
    Truck Driver replied to a thread Soldier 2017 in Military Kit
    Was referring to the wearing of brassards...
    525 replies | 167001 view(s)
  • EUFighter's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 11:32
    We got rid of coastal artillery but how many coastal radar does the NS have? Yes everyone is required to have AIS but it is the ones who don't we...
    909 replies | 318223 view(s)
  • GoneToTheCanner's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 10:47
    A lot of the Russian stuff is old standard FAB-500 dumb bombs. They seem to be conserving the guided munitions.
    930 replies | 170429 view(s)
  • CTU's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 10:20
    CTU replied to a thread Soldier 2017 in Military Kit
    Somthing like the new style Arktis A110 shirt ...
    525 replies | 167001 view(s)
  • Tempest's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 10:04
    Missed opportunity, all the usual stories, but nothing about the actual architecture of Bal, old and newer, which would make for an interesting short...
    2 replies | 166 view(s)
  • apod's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 09:58
    apod replied to a thread Soldier 2017 in Military Kit
    No thank god. I had SD No1 rank Markings on my combats when I first started in Uniform.Never made sense.OG uniform with big red and yellow rank on...
    525 replies | 167001 view(s)
  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 09:20
    Setting out the stall for a proper Defence Force is the critical factor and can only be done by those in charge of the Defence of the State. We can...
    909 replies | 318223 view(s)
  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 08:40
    na grohmiti replied to a thread Soldier 2017 in Military Kit
    Rank markings were to be sewn onto the sleeves of combats. Reflective for road safety.
    525 replies | 167001 view(s)
  • Truck Driver's Avatar
    19th September 2020, 07:43
    Truck Driver replied to a thread Soldier 2017 in Military Kit
    Were only supposed to be worn with shirt order
    525 replies | 167001 view(s)
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