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    Sticky: Just for info, here is some details on what the...

    Just for info, here is some details on what the Philippians Navy wants from its next to LPD's (SSV). Keen eyed will notice the expensive stuff is "fitted for but not with".
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    Poll: I was only responding to the technical...

    I was only responding to the technical feasibility of a fixed wing solution.
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    Poll: Not quiet true. Most large military transporter,...

    Not quiet true.
    Most large military transporter, C130 included, are design to air drop large loads; a case in point is the M551 Sheridan Light Tanks out of the back of a C-130, normally with LAPES....
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    Just looking at some of the "old" pictures it...

    Just looking at some of the "old" pictures it seems the accumulation of "junk" has a long history:...
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    In 2007 they got a sensor system and avionics...

    In 2007 they got a sensor system and avionics upgrade. Any structural work would have been to get them to their expected out of service date.

    If now the aircraft are to serve beyond the expected...
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    See post #162 There is no €10m budget, it is...

    See post #162
    There is no €10m budget, it is widely reported in the media but was not raised during the debate on the subject.

    As for the conversion of the CN-235 this has been debated at length...
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    https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2020/0523/1140179...

    https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2020/0523/1140179-government-formation/
    The HSE might need to put a few emergency response units on standby in Newbridge!
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    UN Arms Embargo, what embargo? It might have been...

    UN Arms Embargo, what embargo? It might have been agreed in New York but in reality it means nothing and no-one is going to enforce it. The only thing will be some dressing to say "look we are...
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    8786 It is an old (2017) report but gives a...

    8786

    It is an old (2017) report but gives a good oversight of UN airlift.
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    https://peacekeeping.un.org/en/mission/monusco

    https://peacekeeping.un.org/en/mission/monusco
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    That is why it is always good to try and get some...

    That is why it is always good to try and get some source information to back-up what may be said in the media.
    I think we can be sure that D COS knows the true situation and that if the two were at...
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    Something about the Goma Two does quite fit;...

    Something about the Goma Two does quite fit;
    Goma is the main operating base, it has an airport filled with UN aircraft and a large Indian army contingent. The Indians did not turn up with just...
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    If they can't get to the FHQ then a charter...

    If they can't get to the FHQ then a charter aircraft is not going to help.
    Neither would sending a business jet no matter what size.
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    Actually even if the NH90 is a larger aircraft,...

    Actually even if the NH90 is a larger aircraft, when stowed it has a smaller footprint than the H160M as it has a proper folding tail.
    Seem to remember that the Spanish were also interested in the...
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    Be careful, the 5 is a French configuration, in...

    Be careful, the 5 is a French configuration, in the offshore support role it carries 14 passengers! It should be able to carry 8+2, the latter being gunners.
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    Given that the AW-139's will not last forever and...

    Given that the AW-139's will not last forever and will need replacing would the future H160M family be the aircraft to suit us?
    The H160M being the aircraft that the Dauphin tried to be but didn't...
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    AFIK we did not do troop movements near the...

    AFIK we did not do troop movements near the border with the Gazelle but if we had got some Puma's or Lynx's they would have been used for that.
    I was just thinking, poor visibility, an AC Puma/Lynx...
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    We are now more than a week since the discussion...

    We are now more than a week since the discussion about returning the two officers from DRC started, are they back? do we know when they will be back?
    Why if it is proving difficult to hire a...
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    We need not forget that both the Lynx and Puma...

    We need not forget that both the Lynx and Puma were very common sights just north of the border. So maybe the chance of one of the "old boys" taking a potshot at an AC Lynx or AC Puma was considered...
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    Sure the AC were not looking at the Westland...

    Sure the AC were not looking at the Westland Wasp, as the Lynx is and always was a twin engine helicopter.
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    If my memory serves me correctly, you posted an...

    If my memory serves me correctly, you posted an early design of the Eithne with a Lynx.
    True in the early '80's the Lynx was the aircraft of choice, but I still think even if we got it there would...
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    IMHO I do not think it would have made much...

    IMHO I do not think it would have made much difference Lynx or Dauphin, as aircraft they are evenly matched. Also anyone I know who has worked on Westland products has had nothing but horror stories....
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    I know it is a bit off topic, but what are the...

    I know it is a bit off topic, but what are the chances of Cathal Berry joining the next government as an independent minister, say the next minister of defence?
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    Poll: There is another way to get aircraft, leasing,...

    There is another way to get aircraft, leasing, just as Saab does with the JAS39's. Airbus is not only a manufacturer of aircraft it also finances and leases them so maybe that would be the route to...
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    Poll: The BAe146's that the RAF got are -100's from...

    The BAe146's that the RAF got are -100's from 1986, one will go to the RAF museum (even if not announced) and the rest will be sold and parted out. BAe stopped making the 146 in 1993 and the next...
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