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  • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Any chance the RAF would give us the C130J they are getting rid of on Tuesday? All have at least another 15 years left in them.
    be nice, but DOD would never go for it unless we say we didnt want or need them then the DOD well defiantly get two, but it would be a great peace of kit to get
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    • Originally posted by madmark View Post
      be nice, but DOD would never go for it unless we say we didnt want or need them then the DOD well defiantly get two, but it would be a great peace of kit to get
      Time to try reverse psychology

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      • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
        Any chance the RAF would give us the C130J they are getting rid of on Tuesday? All have at least another 15 years left in them.
        If it happens go for it. Don't waste time dithering because others will snap them up.

        I am sure that they would be happy to sell them to the Irish Government along the lines of the recent Bangladesh deal which iirc the deal for five was circa Eur250m including a comprehensive regeneration and avionics upgrade, training, spares and support through Marshalls. A bargain considering the RNZAF is paying Eur920m for their five J-30's. You will easily get over 25 years great service out of them, possibly more as they do the job required day in day out for up to 60 years. Through the diplomatic lens it will get lots of goodwill in the "goodwill bank" for Ireland in the UK.

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        • Just as long as the actual overhauls and subsequent service contract are tightly written in our favour and monitored with a critical eye. We've been bitten before on all-inclusive contracts that cost a fortune for basic, widely available parts. Military customers are seen as suckers to be milked by the big firms.

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