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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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...
    639 replies | 133833 view(s)
  • Anzac's Avatar
    Today, 12:13
    The ANZAC countries keep Defence Force and Veterans pensions and superannuation separate from the Defence Budget and are paid by both countries...
    639 replies | 133833 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    639 replies | 133833 view(s)
  • 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...
    639 replies | 133833 view(s)
  • 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...
    639 replies | 133833 view(s)
  • 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...
    639 replies | 133833 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...
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  • 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 | 78907 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...
    639 replies | 133833 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 | 78907 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...
    639 replies | 133833 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 | 177 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...
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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 | 318284 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 | 11211 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 | 167041 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 | 318284 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 | 170529 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 | 167041 view(s)
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