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    The Bushies are replacing the Command & Control...

    The Bushies are replacing the Command & Control variant of the armoured Pinzgauers, if the DF statement was not enough the image released show a large number of antenna consistent with this mission....
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    Do you know what system was considered in the...

    Do you know what system was considered in the design? Saab ABM/Thales Smart-S?
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    All the AESA radars mentioned are marine radars....

    All the AESA radars mentioned are marine radars.
    https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/ns100-3d-naval-air-and-surface-surveillance-radar...
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    There has been major advances is radar technology...

    There has been major advances is radar technology availability over the past 30 years. This has come in form of hardware (AESA) and software (signal processing).

    Many moons ago the only thing that...
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    Not quite, NATO has an old and newer letter code...

    Not quite, NATO has an old and newer letter code system.
    The TRS-4D is old C-band (3900-6200 MHz), new G-band (4000-6000 MHz). This puts it between the old S-band (1550-3900 MHz) and the old X-band...
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    The NZ army uses an armoured version of the...

    The NZ army uses an armoured version of the Pinzgauer, 23 are used as command vehicles and 37 for crew served versions.
    There are then 261 unarmoured vehicles which are more like those used in...
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    Yes that is possible but the reason for the...

    Yes that is possible but the reason for the X-band is that this is much better for small fast targets. An X-band radar give a shorter range but it gives a much higher resolution meaning items like...
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    Comparing the Phalanx and OTO Melara 76mm/DART...

    Comparing the Phalanx and OTO Melara 76mm/DART combination is interesting.

    The Phalanx system takes 100rds to destroy a target, it has a drum capacity of 989rds, this allows for around 10...
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    The Thales Goalkeeper is a 30mm Gatling guns,...

    The Thales Goalkeeper is a 30mm Gatling guns, also the Russians have used 30mm for their CIWS weapons for decades.

    The claim by Leonardo is that the 76mm is an effective CIWS because;
    (a) it can...
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    Be careful when using FI for costs, the most...

    Be careful when using FI for costs, the most recent large order for SR guns was for 13 by Israel to re-equip some of its existing fleet and the new corvettes being built in Germany. The unit cost was...
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    For the aircraft ground crew the quick answer is...

    For the aircraft ground crew the quick answer is yes as they will be covering the same times.
    For depot level maintenance the level of techies is determined by the number of aircraft.
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    Throw in some leave for training and you have 6....

    Throw in some leave for training and you have 6. This is why I think a minimum of 24 pilots would be needed to have a 2+2 ship QRA set-up.
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    They are not scrapping the LAV's, they are for...

    They are not scrapping the LAV's, they are for sale as they do not get used.
    If anyone wants to make ANY offer I am sure the NZ DoD would bite your arm off.
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    The Strales system is an add-on system to be used...

    The Strales system is an add-on system to be used with the DART guided munition. The RF unit of the Strales provides guidance and targeting updates to the projectile inflight.
    It can be ordered on...
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    The Strales upgrades is offered for new build...

    The Strales upgrades is offered for new build guns. It would be a major change to a basic 76/62 as there are a lot of internal parts that need to be changed. Leonardo could offer such an upgrade but...
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    The Sovraponte was intended in the first line to...

    The Sovraponte was intended in the first line to be a CIWS fitted with the Strales system. Like some other CIWS this means being loaded on deck, the same as the Phalanx, Millennium gun and some...
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    How much are they looking for to get rid of the...

    How much are they looking for to get rid of the NZLAS's?

    It was interesting that Argentina went for new Stryker vehicles rather than snap the NZLAVs especially given their financial situation.
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    Not knowing what is inside the vehicle is a bit...

    Not knowing what is inside the vehicle is a bit difficult to tell. The MR6 has GVA compliant backbone to allow for easier system integration.
    The main visible difference is that the driver and co...
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    Surprised they went with the old model and not...

    Surprised they went with the old model and not the newer MR6 variant.
    Does this mean they are likely to offer even more NZLAVs for disposal than the 30 already on offer?
  20. While not exactly the RNR here is what is...

    While not exactly the RNR here is what is happening next door

    https://www.naval-technology.com/news/uk-set-to-deploy-seven-archer-class-p2000-patrol-boats-to-scotland/
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    Leonardo do offer an upgrade kit to allow the use...

    Leonardo do offer an upgrade kit to allow the use of their 3AP programmable munitions.
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    It is both. What the two mean is we will need...

    It is both. What the two mean is we will need more than 8 pilots to cover 25/7/365
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    Are you running for election?

    Are you running for election?
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    The problem is in the main due to the collapse of...

    The problem is in the main due to the collapse of the Rand and the downturn in the economy plus having to still pay for the World Cup.
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    It is rather different from a volunteer fire...

    It is rather different from a volunteer fire fighter. If we had a pilot on standby to launch they would have already a lot of their kit on especially for a 5min scramble. On alert is still counted as...
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