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    Both of you guys should back the truck up on that...

    Both of you guys should back the truck up on that one. The reality is somewhat different.

    The NSW Volunteer Fire Fighters Association do point the finger at firebugs being one of many factors....
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    Sticky: The AOPS vessels (Vard 7-100 ICE design) use the...

    The AOPS vessels (Vard 7-100 ICE design) use the Lockheed Martin 330CMS Combat Management System which are now in the upgraded Halifax and Anzac frigates and will go in the Canadian Type 26.

    The...
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    The possibility that the IAC may refrain from...

    The possibility that the IAC may refrain from trying to merge a potential airlift capability with a maritime patrol capability on a single platform that may well compromise the effectiveness of one...
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    The reason for that is no one has up until a big...

    The reason for that is no one has up until a big outfit like ST came along were able to afford to go through the STC process and have the backing of Airbus. Why are they doing it now - because the...
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    You may find this interesting as it directly...

    You may find this interesting as it directly relates to what you suggested.

    http://www.airforce.mil.nz/downloads/pdf/apdc/tematataua-6-misunderstood757.pdf

    In 2015, ST Engineering of Singapore...
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    Sticky: https://vardmarine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/...

    https://vardmarine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/VARD-7-313.pdf

    Has this been posted here before? I know the VARD-7 510 LST has been, but this seems to get closer to the requirements than most....
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    https://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/new-zealand-...

    https://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/new-zealand-c-130j-aircraft

    The official announcement on the US end. These will actually be C-130J-30's. There is some serious kit going into these.

    “This...
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    https://www.janes.com/article/92615/babcock-awarde...

    https://www.janes.com/article/92615/babcock-awarded-contract-for-uk-type-31-frigate-programme

    Contract signed for an average production cost of GBP250 million per Arrowhead 140.
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    Sticky: Even the RNZN advised the NZ Govt that it was not...

    Even the RNZN advised the NZ Govt that it was not the answer 15 years ago. Still did not stop the NZ Govt from buying a tarted up Roro Ferry though.
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    That is indeed a widely known fact though not...

    That is indeed a widely known fact though not entirely pertinent to the point I was making. Which is that due to the three larger brother Navies whom the RNZN and NZ Govt has long standing...
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    The RNZAF Air Power Development Centre Journal...

    The RNZAF Air Power Development Centre Journal 2019 has been published.

    http://www.airforce.mil.nz/downloads/pdf/apdc/rnzaf_journal_2019-online.pdf

    They are certainly producing some...
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    Advancing Pacific Partnerships is the latest NZ...

    Advancing Pacific Partnerships is the latest NZ Defence document relaesed today which concentrates on building military capacity within the Pacific amongst small island states that are facing the...
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    Lets say it got there in the end. Technical...

    Lets say it got there in the end. Technical issues with a dose of human error :biggrin:
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    Here is a short video and article of the above...

    Here is a short video and article of the above naming ceremony of Aotearoa. Double the size of the old Endeavour at 26400 tonnes and 173m.
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    That is correct about the ANZAC's. The phased MLU...

    That is correct about the ANZAC's. The phased MLU which started in 2014 and will be completed in 2021/22 will give them 10-12 years meaning it is the early 2030's that their replacements are due.
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    Line of Defence magazine Winter 2019 ...

    Line of Defence magazine Winter 2019

    https://defsec.net.nz/2019/07/01/winter-2019/

    A good range of articles in this recent edition from C-27J's through to PRC expansion in the SCS.
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    Actually the NZ population like Irelands is meant...

    Actually the NZ population like Irelands is meant to hit 5 million next year. Your 4.7 mil figure was an estimate from an omnishambles of an online census held 18 months ago that only had an 85%...
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    There is no restriction. The term public service...

    There is no restriction. The term public service job is used in NZ as the old civil service ways per Yes Minister are more than a generation ago. The majority of jobs are mostly employment contracts...
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    Geography. That next door neighbour is in fact...

    Geography. That next door neighbour is in fact the same distance as it is from Dublin to St Petersburg as the crow flies and the main trade markets in Asia are three to four times that distance....
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    The big change compared to 10-15 years ago when...

    The big change compared to 10-15 years ago when the Ministry of Defence was in a mess is that around a quarter of that 150 include ex NZDF officers including the Deputy Sec who is a retired list Air...
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    The New Zealand Ministry Of Defence 2019 Annual...

    The New Zealand Ministry Of Defence 2019 Annual Report

    https://www.defence.govt.nz/assets/publication/file/8a6a51d666/MOD-Annual-Report-201819.pdf

    Fairly routine report but indicates that Fleet...
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    So fuel cells then must be 1830's tech, wind...

    So fuel cells then must be 1830's tech, wind turbines 1880's tech, solar cells from the 1940's ... the corrosion issue was solved 45 years ago at Oak Ridge by using Hastelloy-N in the molten salt...
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    Uranium-233 other than the odd research project...

    Uranium-233 other than the odd research project has rarely been used for nuclear weapons as it is much shorter-lived than the uranium-235 and does not produce enough yield. There is no eureka moment...
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    Most of the general public are unaware of the...

    Most of the general public are unaware of the progress in nuclear energy.

    Interesting presentations here on future energy requirements via Gen IV Thorium technology such as Molten Salt Reactors. ...
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    In fact it is the modern take of A-4 Skyhawk as...

    In fact it is the modern take of A-4 Skyhawk as well as the F-5 because it has great A2G capabilities and will soon integrate the Taurus KEPD-350 K2 for Block 20 in the maritime strike role. KAI-LM...
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