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  • CTU's Avatar
    Today, 00:59
    Here's one I proposed a few years ago https://products.damen.com/en/ranges/multi-role-auxiliary-vessel/multi-role-auxiliary-vessel-1600...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:23
    Great idea, but 3 very different organisations with different needs and structures. Mar Inst are already building a replacement for their smaller...
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  • EUFighter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:29
    You've convinced me. Would it be an idea for a common vessel design; IlS Granuaile is 20yrs old and RV Celtic Explorer is 17, so both might need...
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:06
    The reason for using Granuaile for diving operations is based on overall suitability and safety. The TEU depiction is for a load on/lift off scenario...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:41
    The Marine Institute can operate ROVs etc I think but not divers. Open to correction The 3 TEUs on the P60 class mean that they can carry 3...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:13
    I disagree. As a secondary function, this capability will always be useful, particularly if there is an actual intention to commence some subsea mine...
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  • EUFighter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:20
    The ILS Granuaile is based here and available to the State. It is not the first time it has helped out. Irish Lights make her available as they do...
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  • GoneToTheCanner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:16
    Fitted for,but not equipped with. A bitter, long running joke over on Arrse.
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:52
    I think the ILS Granuaile fitted the bill for the deployment of the UW units using her 20 tonne crane and winches. Her deck space is considerable,...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:52
    Makes the whole 3 spot exercise pointless then. Follow the RNZN path and replace the peacocks with a dedicated dive support ship, or ships. Happy...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:34
    I assume the 3 TEUs would use more or less all available deck space where as Granuaile has a larger work area? She may have better DP too
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:26
    Well Rhodes says our RWS on the MOWAGs will be able to take Javelin in the near future so maybe the answer is a combination within the Bde Cav Sqns...
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  • X-RayOne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:55
    X-RayOne replied to a thread Air Corps air ambulance in Air Corps
    Correct. EMT is HSE also, not sure how much crewman duties he has to fulfill though. However, medics with Medevac 112 carry out comms duties and...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:46
    I note on twitter naval divers involved in the recovery operation in the south east using the ILS Granuaile as a platform. Surely this would be...
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  • X-RayOne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:45
    Agreed, but the problem here is "in theory" it should be capable of taking a 105. DF have rarely, if ever, had good experiences with developmental...
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24
    ancientmariner replied to a thread navy in Navy FAQs
    Certainly when a ship is stripped and cleaned of weed and shell , she will be a little lighter in the water, and will be faster due to reduced...
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  • EUFighter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:46
    The SBCT Weapons Team consisting of the 105mm and ATGM Stryker's are now allocated to the Cavalry. This is defined in ATP 3-21.91 Para1.59: "1-59....
    131 replies | 48140 view(s)
  • sofa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:57
    sofa replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    These are the same incompetent lot that can't even spend all the departments budget.
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    23rd January 2020, 22:19
    hptmurphy replied to a thread navy in Navy FAQs
    I know when Deirdre was stripped of all her paint , after her equipment was removed during her mid life refit in 87 it was reckoned she had risen...
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    23rd January 2020, 22:16
    hptmurphy replied to a thread navy in Navy FAQs
    In our day read POs rec and sleeping in the emergency steering flat during harbour stations... not an impossible feat..:n:)
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  • ODIN's Avatar
    23rd January 2020, 22:13
    ODIN replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    As was pointed out on twitter by a clever person, do the mandarins in the DoD function on one pair of shoes for work every day, non stop through the...
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    23rd January 2020, 21:41
    Basically and not to put too fine a point on it, the employers don't give a shit! The members of the reserve don't have options as hey do in the US...
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  • Auldsod's Avatar
    23rd January 2020, 20:46
    PDF.
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  • batterysgt's Avatar
    23rd January 2020, 20:29
    Is it RDF or PDF instructors?
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  • Auldsod's Avatar
    23rd January 2020, 19:31
    As with anything we do, safety is a huge factor. Perhaps the balance between running something for the RDF in modularised form as opposed to running...
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  • batterysgt's Avatar
    23rd January 2020, 19:17
    I'm not going to name the course but it's already condensed into a very short time frame with limitations on instructors and equipment. There...
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