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  • Originally posted by ropebag View Post
    Without wishing to be seen as taking the DOD side here, thats not what it says.

    I'm afraid my recollection of the thread rather chimes with that specific charge - people here were obsessing about the individual weapons of the two and how they needed to be completely secure. My suggestion, iirc, of throwing in them in a river or in a garbage truck was met with howls of outrage.
    And of course if DoD had instructed them to they then would have billed them the cost, ended there careers and probably been charged

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    • Originally posted by DeV View Post
      And of course if DoD had instructed them to they then would have billed them the cost, ended there careers and probably been charged
      Peoples careers were paused because they were in charge of someone who for a short moment in time, could not find the key to where weapons were stored.
      We are still dealing with the fallout from an officer who chose to save the lives of the company under his command by agreeing a ceasefire overseas, and being consequentially disarmed by an attacking force of vastly superior numbers.
      Knowing how the DF operate, the officers would be billed for the weapons at their price as new. (i.e not what the DF paid for them) which would be about the same as the cost of the charter flight.
      German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
      German 2: Private? I am a general!
      German 1: That is the bad news.

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      • It still sounds like lots of heads needed to be banged together. It seems that the Military side were making a point about the lack of anything capable of doing the trip in a reasonable manner, and the DoD were screaming "My God, how much?" (and a backing chorus of "What if someone important needs it and it's in Africa?) with very little ground given by either side.

        The irresistible force and the immovable object.

        Interesting that the DoD "won".
        Last edited by Flamingo; 18 January 2021, 23:23.
        'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
        'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
        Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
        He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
        http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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        • Originally posted by Flamingo View Post
          It still sounds like lots of heads needed to be banged together. It seems that the Military side were making a point about the lack of anything capable of doing the trip in a reasonable manner, and the DoD were screaming "My God, how much?" (and a backing chorus of "What if someone important needs it and it's in Africa?) with very little ground given by either side.

          The irresistible force and the immovable object.

          Interesting that the DoD "won".
          DoD always win as they have the final say

          If it was 2 civil servants it would have been sent

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          • Originally posted by DeV View Post
            DoD always win as they have the final say
            Absolutely. That flight was an operational matter. Fully support the Defence Force sticking to their "guns" excuse the pun. If the NZDF was in that situation they would have sent an aircraft to get them. You would not have heard a peep from our Ministry as they know it is not in their remit and those repatriated Defence Personnel due to the security circumstances would have had full debrief and interview not with just Defence intelligence but also with all the agencies in the intelligence community as well as Foreign Affairs.

            I hope the Defence Commission focuses not just on the Defence Force but also on the Department. The DoD should only focus on setting the Governments strategic policy direction into play and then following this up as advocates for the Defence Force as the State's Armed Commissioned Service to get as much money from the Government coffers to pay for it. They should not and in fact must not have any say in operational matters of the Defence Force. That Irish Times report last December (on the toxic relationship) is right. The DoD should not have ended up "commanding" the Defence Force. That is not how it is in pretty much all other western OECD countries.

            It seems to me that the biggest enemy to the Irish Defence Force is not the Russians, or the Chinese or some mad arse group of nutters, but the very department that is administratively meant to serve and support it, the DoD.

            I don't know this answer but some of you may do. How much due to Covid did the Irish Government pay for chartered jets last year during the global rush to cargo PPG and to repatriate or return stranded citizens or at risk families of diplomatic staff?

            Many months ago Leo said that that Ireland needed a decent sized government jet because of things like Covid and other emergency events that happen (beyond the cushy pen pusher world of the Dublin Civil service.) What has the DoD done to secure such a state asset when at the moment you could pick up a good condition used Airbus or Boeing for less than a nice place with sea views in Dalkey?
            Last edited by Anzac; 19 January 2021, 11:14.

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            • The HSE has a hired-in Learjet on permanent standby at Dublin Airport. It's costing around 1.5 million a year and it rarely moves. They have not used it to move vaccines,as it was hired to airlift people home, if they couldn't use Commercial transport.

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              • Meanwhile in another small European nation with a Defence Dept that actually functions to support its armed forces, Slovenia has ordered two Leonardo Spartan C-27 J, after stating that " Covid-19 pandemic had exposed a lack of national airlift". WOW! Hey look how that worked out.
                Sarsfield

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                • Originally posted by Sarsfield View Post
                  Meanwhile in another small European nation with a Defence Dept that actually functions to support its armed forces, Slovenia has ordered two Leonardo Spartan C-27 J, after stating that " Covid-19 pandemic had exposed a lack of national airlift". WOW! Hey look how that worked out.
                  And they are part of the Heavy Airlift Wing. They also use the PC9 as well as the PC6 (predecessor of the PC12 single engine utility aircraft), have a dozen assorted helis and a biz jet. What did they see that we didn't?
                  German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                  German 2: Private? I am a general!
                  German 1: That is the bad news.

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                  • an opportunity to buy aircraft that the manufacturer wants to shift, badly and get a decent deal on the price.

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                    • Thats not how we do things. Buy high, sell low. Thats the civil service way.
                      German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                      German 2: Private? I am a general!
                      German 1: That is the bad news.

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                      • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
                        Thats not how we do things. Buy high, sell low. Thats the civil service way.
                        Disliked in error

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                        • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
                          Thats not how we do things. Buy high, sell low. Thats the civil service way.
                          Or in the case of The Emergency, while the allies were closing the stable door after the horse had bolted, Ireland was building the stables.
                          It was the year of fire...the year of destruction...the year we took back what was ours.
                          It was the year of rebirth...the year of great sadness...the year of pain...and the year of joy.
                          It was a new age...It was the end of history.
                          It was the year everything changed.

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                          • Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
                            The HSE has a hired-in Learjet on permanent standby at Dublin Airport. It's costing around 1.5 million a year and it rarely moves. They have not used it to move vaccines,as it was hired to airlift people home, if they couldn't use Commercial transport.
                            Nighttime air ambulance service will cost €7 million over two years http://jrnl.ie/4056309

                            Numbers are a little off there, 3.5 million per year. Its night time only and only for off island. So if there is a requirement to move organs from Kerry to Dublin, it can't be used.

                            And there's another new contract in the mix also.

                            https://amp.independent.ie/irish-new...mpression=true

                            But yet the Sec Gen wasn't "entirely convinced" of the need for another PC12.

                            I'm not entirely in favour of the Air Corps doing civilian roles but 16million would get a lot more capability if invested correctly rather than a 2 year contract to a civilian company.

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                            • In fairness those contractors are required because the AC can’t provide the service.... why?

                              Lack of sufficient personnel on strength, now if they were tasked with the job (like EAS) there should be an increased establishment as well.

                              The HSE should also pay for use of AC aircraft for air ambulance work.

                              €1M a year would mean over a €1,000 pay increase for all AC personnel

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                              • Originally posted by Chuck View Post
                                Nighttime air ambulance service will cost €7 million over two years http://jrnl.ie/4056309

                                Numbers are a little off there, 3.5 million per year. Its night time only and only for off island. So if there is a requirement to move organs from Kerry to Dublin, it can't be used.

                                And there's another new contract in the mix also.

                                https://amp.independent.ie/irish-new...mpression=true

                                But yet the Sec Gen wasn't "entirely convinced" of the need for another PC12.

                                I'm not entirely in favour of the Air Corps doing civilian roles but 16million would get a lot more capability if invested correctly rather than a 2 year contract to a civilian company.
                                I wonder who’s brother-in-law owns the company...
                                'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
                                'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
                                Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
                                He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
                                http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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