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  • Army Fire Power Demo

    Just heard that the army is holding a fire power demonstration today in the Glen Of Imaal is anyone going????

    It's not exactly a covert op as it was announced on the radio COS and Minister for Defence will be in attendance amongst others!!!!
    I went into an Italian restaurant and ordered dessert and they gave me tiramisu and a blindfolded horse and I said No, I said mask a pony (mascarpone)

  • #2
    It is not open to the public, I checked, but the press will be there.
    "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
    Radio transmission, siege of Jadotville DR Congo. September 1961.
    Illegitimi non carborundum

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    • #3
      must remember to check the 9 o clock news tonight...

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      • #4
        Defence Forces to hold firepower demonstration

        Defence Forces to hold firepower demonstration

        Irish Independent Breaking News

        07:19 Thursday September 25th 2003

        The Irish Defence Forces are due to hold a demonstration of firepower in the Glen of Imaal in Co Wicklow today. An array of military weaponry and equipment will be put on display, while the Army Rangers will also engage in a life firing exercise. Defence Forces Chief of Staff Colm Mangan and Defence Minister Michael Smith are both due to attend the event, which is designed to showcase Ireland's military capacity.

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        • #5
          Defence Forces to hold showcase of military capacity

          And from the Examiner....

          The Irish Defence Forces are due to hold a demonstration of firepower in the Glen of Imaal in Co Wicklow today.

          An array of military weaponry and equipment will be put on display, while the Army Rangers will also engage in a life firing exercise.

          Defence Forces Chief of Staff Colm Mangan and Defence Minister Michael Smith are both due to attend the event, which is designed to showcase Ireland’s military capacity.
          Be prepared for a long burst of patting oneself on the back by the minister..


          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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          • #6
            Any bets on how many time the "purchase of 65 Mowag APC's" will be mentioned?
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            With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

            Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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            • #7
              What exactly will be on show....and should it be on the news tonight?

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              • #8
                Don't forget to plug the PC-9s Mr Smith
                "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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                • #9
                  I didnt see the news was there any mention of the demonstration?
                  Would it be covered in any of tomorrows papers?

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                  • #10
                    There were plenty of press there.

                    There might be something in the newspapers.


                    Good demo. [ pretty much all of it was on show ]
                    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

                    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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                    • #11
                      Didn't see anything asbout it on RTE last night.....it might be in todays papers

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                      • #12
                        Our air defence weaponry catches up with the times

                        Our air defence weaponry catches up with the times
                        Clodagh Sheehy and Don Lavery
                        26-September-2003
                        The IRish Independent
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                        IRELAND's latest air defence weaponry to defend EU summits and other VIP events went on display yesterday in the Glen of Imaal in Co Wicklow in an impressive demonstration of fire power.

                        The recently acquired Flycatcher air defence system, bought from the Royal Netherlands Air Force in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, was on display but did not take part in the live fire exercises.

                        This system, using 24 radar-controlled anti-aircraft guns, brings Ireland into line with modern trends in air defence and is likely to be used to defend the main EU summit in Dublin next May.

                        The Glen reverberated with the sounds of gunfire as most other weapons used by the Defence Forces including Milan anti-tank missiles, 90mm and 20mm cannon on Panhard armoured cars and 105mm light artillery guns were fired at targets.

                        A new Ardvark mine clearance machine purchased from Croatia in use with the Army's bomb disposal squads also went on show for the first time, along with Sophie night vision and thermal imaging equipment.

                        The Army Ranger Wing mounted an assault on two cars using helicopters and MAG machineguns as part of the live fire exercise.

                        Yesterday's display was aimed at interested members of the public, but also the different Army corps who would not have seen some of the newly acquired systems and weaponry.

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                        • #13
                          ...interested members of the public...
                          Does that mean members of the public were there?

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                          • #14
                            It was on News 2 last night. They had minister Smith talking about the deployment of troops to Liberia and interspersed it with footage from the Glen

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                            • #15
                              There was a small piece in the star about it with a pic of a car that just had the shite blown out of it and a chopper hovering over it.

                              The Irish Times had a pic of a few soldiers firing .50's.

                              Didn't see the indo...

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