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    On page 11 under Air Superiority it says: 2 x...

    On page 11 under Air Superiority it says: 2 x PC-12 2019/20...
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    So the debate is over MICA v Meteor v AMRAAM.. ...

    So the debate is over MICA v Meteor v AMRAAM..

    In the real world the AC only got one extra PC-12 because of Hangers and crew shortage's
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    Shows where the power lies in Defence. Hanger...

    Shows where the power lies in Defence.

    Hanger space is the most galling and inaccurate excuse, the hanger in No. 1 used to house both CASA's, the Lear, and the largest bay was used for the GIV,...
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    In broad terms you are correct but again the...

    In broad terms you are correct but again the detail is lost in the sands of time and wistful memories.

    The AC never had an AD capability, the Spitfire spent the majority of their time in Ireland...
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    Mig-21 is second only to the Mighty B-1B! The...

    Mig-21 is second only to the Mighty B-1B!

    The early burner design on the -21 has a very distinctive sound.

    B-1 shakes your very core!!
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    My point is, in all the talk of response time's...

    My point is, in all the talk of response time's to Dublin from SNN etc, that the costs are huge for a limited operational need.
    So do we do it half arsed and have the aircraft sitting on the ramp in...
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    Not with big gas bags and a full load of...

    Not with big gas bags and a full load of missiles, I would love to see the Drag Index chart with the required external stores.
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    Plenty of others still have HAS's, you have to...

    Plenty of others still have HAS's, you have to agree that there is still a huge Infrastructure defecit that needs to be addressed.
    This will add hugely to the Capital cost of this endeavor....
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    Have you guys costed the HAS's required for the...

    Have you guys costed the HAS's required for the aircraft plus the hardened weapons storage for the AAM's and the associated security for the whole operation, even having a parallel taxiway, with...
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    Doubt it, even so there are many more pressing...

    Doubt it, even so there are many more pressing requirements.
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    Correct started with that particular individual....

    Correct started with that particular individual. The Alienation of the AC's biggest customer the Army was a travesty. Blue uniforms were the last Nail in the coffin.
    From the mid 80's SAR was the...
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    GTTC Please Paragraphs.. Aer Lingus did indeed...

    GTTC Please Paragraphs..

    Aer Lingus did indeed operate those aircraft, and lost an Absolute Fortune, in addition they were an employment office for various North County Dublin politicians.

    The...
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    Absolutely agree, but if guys here were to...

    Absolutely agree, but if guys here were to compile the DF shopping list, would Fighter Aircraft be at the top the list.

    Funnily when I advocated for a Herc class aircraft, there were guys who said...
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    Why me?? I agree that the budget should be...

    Why me??

    I agree that the budget should be increased, but in reality doubling is unlikely.

    So cut your cloth to its measure and spend whatever increased funds might become available on sensible...
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    The costs of those listed capabilities pale into...

    The costs of those listed capabilities pale into comparison compared to the costs of even the Gripen.

    They are all capabilities that are available because the DF has those assets for other...
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    Our European Neighbors have a military history...

    Our European Neighbors have a military history and the resources to have an expeditionary capability across all three arms. As a result they have the capability to do Air Policing by default using...
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    Yes. Can we defend our seas and land against any...

    Yes.
    Can we defend our seas and land against any form of external aggression?

    Surely it is obvious that the kind of investment involved in Fighter aircraft could and would make far more sense...
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    Ok great idea.. For what purpose, to...

    Ok great idea..

    For what purpose, to occasionally fly along side a Russian Bear, and because they look good at airshows??
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    Enhanced ground proximity warning system.. kind...

    Enhanced ground proximity warning system.. kind of self explanatory, the enhanced version has a terrain database and typically has a terrain display, gives all sorts of warnings when you get too near...
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    A400M is a stunning platform, plenty of teething...

    A400M is a stunning platform, plenty of teething pains but out the other side now and really starting to show its capabilities.

    Really spans the Tactical to Strategic area and is good at both ends...
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    Poll: A large part of this programme is what was...

    A large part of this programme is what was offered to the AC in around '03/'04. LM made an unsolicited offer of three refurbed H models for 5 years on a lease. I think the cost at the time was 15...
  22. Thats a significant change. I am speculating that...

    Thats a significant change. I am speculating that it is driven by the long delay that has been mentioned for flight training. At least as an Officer you are somewhat useful while waiting for flight...
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    As I said Embassey in Nairobi, Aircraft and Crew...

    As I said Embassey in Nairobi, Aircraft and Crew can standby there and wait for the Call..
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    Very possibly, but if the jet was in Nairobi it...

    Very possibly, but if the jet was in Nairobi it could be there in an hour and the crew could stay in the Embassey waiting for the call..
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    Actually when you spend five minutes you can come...

    Actually when you spend five minutes you can come up with a workable plan, bare with me...

    You have Cairo and Nairobi as good Fuel and Night stop locations en-route, both have Irish Embassey's.
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