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  1. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    New sniper backpack, the Eberlestock Gunslinger,...

    New sniper backpack, the Eberlestock Gunslinger, expensive bit of kit.

    https://eberlestock.com/collections/military/products/gunslinger-ii?variant=16875830345779
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    I've plenty of experience operating armoured...

    I've plenty of experience operating armoured vehicles on multiple overseas trips. The NZ DF have a very long list of expensive equipment procurements that have turned out to be complete ****ups and...
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    The NZ LAV's can be transported in a C-130, the...

    The NZ LAV's can be transported in a C-130, the NZ air force has already done that without having to remove the turret.
    If the turret is somehow an issue the 30 wadied LAV's could easily be modified...
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    Which is what? What can the Pinzgauer or...

    Which is what?
    What can the Pinzgauer or Bushmaster do that the wadied LAV's cant do a lot better?



    The Bushmaster is a huge vehicle, it's just as big as a LAV if not bigger, but has inferior...
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    I know what its meant to be a direct replacement...

    I know what its meant to be a direct replacement for but they still wadied 30 perfectly good LAV's and now spending $75 million on a fleet of vehicles which are an inferior class.
    This will be added...
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    Scrapping means remove from service. If they...

    Scrapping means remove from service.
    If they have no use for them then why spend $75 million on a fleet of an inferior class of vehicles that are designed for the same role?
    They've been for sale...
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    Where is the logic in this? Scrapping 30...

    Where is the logic in this? Scrapping 30 perfectly good LAV's and spending $75 on a fleet of vehicles with inferior mobility, firepower and protection. NZ DF white elephant strikes again.
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    The north Donegal coast is actually a lot closer...

    The north Donegal coast is actually a lot closer to Baldonnel than Shannon, and that's with going around the border.
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    I posted this on the UNIFIL thread in 2018. It...

    I posted this on the UNIFIL thread in 2018.
    It puts into context here the sort of air surveillance and air defence capability that is currently in use on a peacekeeping mission, which includes C-RAM...
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    I think its quite obvious what the target drogue...

    I think its quite obvious what the target drogue is for. Air defence shoots are still done with GPMG and HMG. Possibly also with Naval Service.
    T-CAS and GPWS upgrades could be to comply with newer...
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    Equipment Development Plan

    Just to highlight what is new in this and not in White Paper, excluding what is well know about such as the new aircraft and vehicles, as well as ongoing upgrades.

    PC-9 Mid-life refit – Target...
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    It starts outside Community Hall in Kildysart,...

    It starts outside Community Hall in Kildysart, it's not Scariff.
    The hall must have been used by the FCA.
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    It's Kildysart in Co Clare. The memorial at...

    It's Kildysart in Co Clare.

    The memorial at the end of the video is of Peadar Clancy.
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    The strength of the Defence Force from 2008 to...

    The strength of the Defence Force from 2008 to 2020.

    https://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8793&d=1592906550
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    Annual Report 2019 ...

    Annual Report 2019

    https://assets.gov.ie/76237/e74fda87-d516-496d-861e-212fca879d88.pdf
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    Army officers evacuated from Goma after weeks of...

    Army officers evacuated from Goma after weeks of delay



    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/army-officers-evacuated-from-goma-after-weeks-of-delay-1.4267026
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    Army Operational Readiness 1985

    Army Operational Readiness 1985

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.rte.ie/bosco/components/player/iframe.html?clipid=11193096&thumbnail=00145654&subheader=off" frameborder="0"...
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    The Air Corps was requested by the HSE to fly...

    The Air Corps was requested by the HSE to fly emergency call handling staff from Dublin to Co Donegal after a fire at their Dublin centre
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    Bigger isn't always better. Bigger aircraft need...

    Bigger isn't always better. Bigger aircraft need longer and well-serviced runways, which isn't always going to be available when you need it in places like Goma.



    The issue isn't lack of...
  20. Thread: navy

    by Rhodes
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    Or just use the Air Corps Learjet. It would have...

    Or just use the Air Corps Learjet. It would have been done and dusted by now if it wasn't for the DoD bureaucrats.
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    Listen: Kildare TD Says Purchase Of Military...

    Listen: Kildare TD Says Purchase Of Military Plane Would Answer Calls The Defence Forces Have Been Making For 70 Years.
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    Feud murder suspect to be flown home by Air Corps...

    Feud murder suspect to be flown home by Air Corps on safety fear

    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/feud-murder-suspect-to-be-flown-home-by-air-corps-on-safety-fear-39216401.html
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    The report on the Steyr mentions the rifle was...

    The report on the Steyr mentions the rifle was acquired through a subsidiary.
    That subsidiary was called Steyr-Barter.
    The countertrade was valued at over £1 million which would not have covered...
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    A few more from 1988. Pay Row In The Defence...

    A few more from 1988.

    Pay Row In The Defence Forces
    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.rte.ie/bosco/components/player/iframe.html?clipid=21283160&thumbnail=00142a86&subheader=off"...
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    A number of RTE reports from 1988. Air Corps...

    A number of RTE reports from 1988.

    Air Corps Helicopter Training
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