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    Jaysus that's paltry! How will Naval and Aer...

    Jaysus that's paltry! How will Naval and Aer Corps fleet replacement progress with no budget allocation? And that's before "crazy" stuff like Scorpion replacement, more helicopters and anything else...
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    Any news on the budget!

    I heard Minister Donahue saying there was an increase in funding for defence but no mention of numbers. Anyone able to provide clarity?
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    Newspaper article is from 2005 and probably...

    Newspaper article is from 2005 and probably refers to the purchase of the RG62's
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    Includes Aircon and its available on PCP from...

    Includes Aircon and its available on PCP from just 3499 per month ! :-) LOL!
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    Potential replacement for Scorpions

    Hi Folks

    Ive mentioned this a few times in the past. I still firmly believe that the Irish state needs something in its locker that packs more punch than a 30MM and in my very humble opinion...
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    Sticky: Isnt the Helicopter Hanger "flexible and...

    Isnt the Helicopter Hanger "flexible and adaptable" ie you dont have to store a helicopter in there if you dont have one?

    Also I reckon the capability of moving a mechanised infantry company from...
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    ya I was wondering about that too. The...

    ya I was wondering about that too. The secretaries replies seem to suggest the answer is less than the original 80 but he wasnt pressed on the matter. IM also curious to know if explosive reactive...
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    Thanks and Paul g fair play to you - two nine...

    Thanks and Paul g fair play to you - two nine month old kids is a serious handful!
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    IS there anywhere we can view this testimony is...

    IS there anywhere we can view this testimony is there a log of the conversation on Oireachtas.ie or any similar site? where can we get more details on what was agreed?
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    Yes It clearly would be expensive but my train of...

    Yes It clearly would be expensive but my train of thought was that the "status quo" is unacceptable and needs to be improved. The obvious solution (buy and maintain our own (small) fleet of aircraft...
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    I got the text from the PDF that you posted...

    I got the text from the PDF that you posted earlier. Its the box on the right hand side of the first page entitled "Article 42(7) TEU"

    Furthermore I have just scanned some of the remainder of the...
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    Just saw this now... oh dear and ouch! :-)

    Just saw this now... oh dear and ouch! :-)
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    No it doesnt. It specifically states "assistance...

    No it doesnt. It specifically states "assistance by all the means in their power, in accordance with Article 51 of the United Nations Charter"

    that does not translate into "mandatory military...
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    Ahh as far as I know no that is incorrect. The...

    Ahh as far as I know no that is incorrect. The NIce treaty does not allow for common or mutual defence. it is not a military alliance and is on no way binding. Feel free to correct me on this by...
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    Quick Question: Under the terms of the MOU with...

    Quick Question: Under the terms of the MOU with the UK would it be possible to hammer out a deal where we send a number of pilots every year to the UK for advanced training on their Airframes in...
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    I just hope that when the Scorps come up for...

    I just hope that when the Scorps come up for replacement that they are actually replaced. (with something other than a LTAV) they way tings are going I wouldn't be totally surprised is the Ministry...
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    Yeah the thing is though that I personally...

    Yeah the thing is though that I personally believe the role of the CAV ought to include Reece (for sure) but also an upgraded capability in terms of providing additional firepower, protection and...
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    Nice vehicle but in case no one noticed this is...

    Nice vehicle but in case no one noticed this is ISRAELI. Can you even begin to imagine the outrage, protests, boycott's campaigns and IM sure riots if the Army opted for Israeli "death wagons"...
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    Sadly the above statement almost perfectly...

    Sadly the above statement almost perfectly encapsulates the more progressive and "pro defence" members of the political establishment. The less progressive types have an atitude of just scrap the...
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    Excuse my ignorance but what is "AOR" ? (ye...

    Excuse my ignorance but what is "AOR" ?

    (ye might find this amusing - i just googled AOR and the responses include - Album Orientated Rock and Australian Off Road! :-)
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    "the worst. worst. worst thing you could possibly...

    "the worst. worst. worst thing you could possibly do would be to try and bastardise the two types - all you'd get would be a really crap, but reasuringly expensive, light frigate with little...
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    Hi Folks, quick question. Do we use explosive...

    Hi Folks, quick question. Do we use explosive reactive armour on the current fleet of Mowags, if not why not? (not an expert but I thought if you are putting troops in an environment where incoming...
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    Yes this is something Ive been thinking/worrying...

    Yes this is something Ive been thinking/worrying about for quite some time.

    This might sound like something straight out of a “Bond Movie” but I suspect the below “fiction” could be turned into...
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    "Btw what would it take to equip a fully...

    "Btw what would it take to equip a fully mechanised battalion?"

    A friend of mine who was in the Bristih Army for over 10 years said a mechanised infantry battallion would comprise 40 APC's or...
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    New German PUMA APC/IFV/Light Tank. Can be very...

    New German PUMA APC/IFV/Light Tank. Can be very heavily armoured (or not) high survivability, state of the art, etc.

    In a country without any real armour something like this would be a major...
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