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    Are the Israeli Border Outposts within the UNDOF...

    Are the Israeli Border Outposts within the UNDOF AO? Genuine question, because the UNDOF AO is quite thin in parts, and the Southern area in particular, where this incident is supposed to have...
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    Was it in UNDOF AO?

    Was it in UNDOF AO?
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    I don't like the dismissal of the stonework in...

    I don't like the dismissal of the stonework in the graving dock. It served a purpose. The document also seems to be unaware of the function of a caisson and the usefulness it, and the pump house...
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    Any plans I saw had new berthage outside the...

    Any plans I saw had new berthage outside the basin to the north where water is deep. The quay at the basin entrance was also in the plan as a short term berth.
    At present at least one ship is using...
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    https://youtu.be/srMoZhn4kzI Some offbeat...

    https://youtu.be/srMoZhn4kzI

    Some offbeat suggestions here.
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    Not sure how much of the graving dock was...

    Not sure how much of the graving dock was dredged. It would have had a large quantity of steel here as this was where finished product was loaded to go outbound.
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    Costings were done on this some years ago and it...

    Costings were done on this some years ago and it was not at all costly. Biggest problem is the Visual intrusion such a structure would bring, and the outrage from NIMBYs in Cob H.
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    It started sinking sometime round 2010, was...

    It started sinking sometime round 2010, was scrapped soon after. Was in frequent use for maintenance of the CPVs but couldn't manage anything much bigger. There was a much larger one along side it...
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    Where is the work on berthage happening? Are they...

    Where is the work on berthage happening? Are they restoring the Graving dock(a tight squeeze without cranes or engineering workshops nearby). I always believed purchase of a floating dock, locating...
  10. Not like the beeb to do sensationalism. Have...

    Not like the beeb to do sensationalism.
    Have they not learned from experience here that these incidents are propaganda gold for the enemy?
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    (a) No crossing is needed there, the residents...

    (a) No crossing is needed there, the residents want to walk there, they want less vehicles.
    (b) There was supposed to be a swing bridge. You must keep the city quays open to all vessels. Otherwise...
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    Is there Hitfist available in a naval mount? It's...

    Is there Hitfist available in a naval mount? It's a fine gun if there is.
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    Still no paint scheme?

    Still no paint scheme?
  14. Proof if it were ever needed, Racists are Dumb.

    Proof if it were ever needed, Racists are Dumb.
  15. RAN are phasing out the Armidales in the OPV...

    RAN are phasing out the Armidales in the OPV role, passing them onto their smaller neighbours and getting Arafura (Lurrsen PV80) class OPVs with Helidecks. The type will also replace the Huon,...
  16. That should be a given with a larger Defence...

    That should be a given with a larger Defence Budget, if you maintain the 30:70 ratio for pay:capital expenditure
  17. For 5 decades, maybe more, OPV has been the only...

    For 5 decades, maybe more, OPV has been the only game in town for the Naval service. While we had WW2 era corvettes in the 50s and 60s, realistically how much of their ASW kit was still in place at a...
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    The New criteria is we do now not know when 281,...

    The New criteria is we do now not know when 281, 282 and 283 are due to be delivered, and there is an urgent need to fulfil the many roles that the C172 used to do before they were retired (on the...
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    Typically hybrids have a similar range to their...

    Typically hybrids have a similar range to their ICE powered equivalents, the only difference being the vehicle is being driven by electric motors, and the engine is used only to charge the battery.
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    I have gone beyond our second PC12 now. The...

    I have gone beyond our second PC12 now. The usefulness of our own dedicated military transport has been well demonstrated.
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    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news...

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/air-corps-uses-newest-craft-to-rotate-troops-in-disputed-african-region-1.4316724#.XyGlqD3JH1o.twitter

    Great to see it. Imagine if we had a 200...
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    It's all about security of supply. While diesel...

    It's all about security of supply. While diesel (or petrol) is readily available and efficient, then it will be the norm. The transition from Petrol to diesel was quite a slow one in military...
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    Great news.

    Great news.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In Sep 2019 Brig Gen Maureen O’Brien deployed to Syria as Deputy Force Commander (DFC) in <a...
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    PC12 kinda suggests they don't think they need...

    PC12 kinda suggests they don't think they need to. They tried the PC8 Twin Porter back in the 60s, but its twin Astazou II offered nothing extra and it never went beyond prototype....
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    Eh... was there no Hillman dealership available?...

    Eh... was there no Hillman dealership available? Reliant?
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