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  • Don Lavery reporting on twitter that Saab have made an approach, in the same way LM did last week, and Leonardo did during the CoDF submissions
    https://twitter.com/donlav/status/15...B9DSnleWEbBdAw
    For now, everything hangs on the CoDF report, which is published, but after discussion with parties in government will probably commence being implemented in May or June.

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    • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
      Don Lavery reporting on twitter that Saab have made an approach, in the same way LM did last week, and Leonardo did during the CoDF submissions
      https://twitter.com/donlav/status/15...B9DSnleWEbBdAw
      And anyone want to put any money on the approach being taken up?

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      • Footage from the DOD offices in Newbridge on receipt of proposals from Lockheed Martin, Leonardo and Saab!!
        What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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        • Originally posted by ODIN View Post


          Footage from the DOD offices in Newbridge on receipt of proposals from Lockheed Martin, Leonardo and Saab!!
          Shredder not filing cabinet

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          • Rare footage from the cockpit of Nato planes has revealed extremely close encounters with Russian military aircraft over European skies.
            For now, everything hangs on the CoDF report, which is published, but after discussion with parties in government will probably commence being implemented in May or June.

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            • So, in essence, we would need Radar suite that can identify objects, which like to turn off their transponders
              Interceptors
              Refuelling capabilities

              "Why am I using a new putter? Because the last one didn't float too well." -Craig Stadler

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              • When we eventually get primary radar, what's the chances of it being linked to the upgraded UK system announced here:

                https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/new-...erial-threats/

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                • If it does, they'll never admit it. Don't forget the INLA blew up one of Mt Gabriel's radar in the 80s because they asserted it was part of the NATO early warning radar network.
                  For now, everything hangs on the CoDF report, which is published, but after discussion with parties in government will probably commence being implemented in May or June.

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                  • Why do British fighter jets ‘protect’ Irish airspace? (ukdefencejournal.org.uk)
                    "Why am I using a new putter? Because the last one didn't float too well." -Craig Stadler

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                    • For the same reason they always have? We couldn’t/won’t and they have to. Honestly given hopefully something from cabinet I thought the article was a bit premature, even if it’s just LoA2 at least the primary radar gap looks like it will be dealt with.

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                      • Originally posted by Sparky42 View Post

                        For the same reason they always have? We couldn’t/won’t and they have to. Honestly given hopefully something from cabinet I thought the article was a bit premature, even if it’s just LoA2 at least the primary radar gap looks like it will be dealt with.
                        This is an old piece that George re-issues frequently. He appeared on Prime time discussing it 2 weeks ago. He's not wrong though, the UK taxpayer is interested in knowing also why they are defending us, when we are so quick to point out that we aren't part of the empire any more.
                        For now, everything hangs on the CoDF report, which is published, but after discussion with parties in government will probably commence being implemented in May or June.

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                        • We don't know either. There was a secret agreement that they do but as it is secret nobody knows actually what is in that agreement. Although the UK does have an interest in having access to our airspace as any intruder is likely heading for the UK more than a target in Ireland.

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                          • What George is also forgetting is that we were also crucially dependent on their SAR and their willingness to come over here and help us in extremis. Our Govt wilfully declined to spend adequately on SAR and they dug us out of a few holes. Allowing the RAF to step in with fighters etc is also part of the deal, albeit not spoken about too loudly.

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                            • To be fair, RAF/RN sar only stopped carrying the can for us here the minute their SAR Heli service was privatised to HM Coastguard. RN Sea King was a familiar visitor to Cork Airport, often to train with the local pre IRCG cliff rescue teams.
                              For now, everything hangs on the CoDF report, which is published, but after discussion with parties in government will probably commence being implemented in May or June.

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                              • The big yellow Whirlwind/Wessex/Seaking tradition; always a favourite and the lads on board were always pleasant and quite happy to have a run to Ireland.

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