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    That is what is being leased out to Hungary and...

    That is what is being leased out to Hungary and Czechia.
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    We note that none of this is required for...

    We note that none of this is required for intercepting an aircraft that we want to keep an eye on - like a Bear or Blackjack.
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    I had a bit of a poke at cost per flight hour ...

    I had a bit of a poke at cost per flight hour

    F-35 $32,500

    F-22A Raptor - $68,362

    F-15C Eagle - $41,921

    F-15E Strike Eagle - $32,094
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    I am with that. Move the AC to Shannon (seems to...

    I am with that. Move the AC to Shannon (seems to be the consensus here?) and call it good. Turn Baldonnel into a housing estate.
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    Loudest thing I ever heard was an original engine...

    Loudest thing I ever heard was an original engine 707. That was _loud_
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    I would love for us to have CAMM with...

    I would love for us to have CAMM with Groundmaster 200 - which is both surveillance to 250 km and engagement to 100 km.
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    Would the minister even be told about these...

    Would the minister even be told about these offers? My impression about the CS is that it loved to keep ministers in the dark, so they don't make inconvenient decisions.
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    Sweden - they all speak English. And exposure to...

    Sweden - they all speak English. And exposure to a different culture is good for you.
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    I am not sure. I was in the session at Slándáil...

    I am not sure. I was in the session at Slándáil and no EU or similar representatives there who might have reprsented applying pressure. I think this showed up in the white paper after the first...
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    Alternatively Thales Groundmaster 60

    Alternatively Thales Groundmaster 60
  11. Sticky: Samson is unmanned, but built in such a way that,...

    Samson is unmanned, but built in such a way that, if the commander wants their head shot off, they can stick said appendage out.
  12. Sticky: I didn't know the EOS. I fully agree on Israeli...

    I didn't know the EOS. I fully agree on Israeli kit, hence MMP, not Spike ;) One question: SAMSON lets the commander stick their head out. Can they do that in EOS?
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    Giraffe ABM is not AESA though

    Giraffe ABM is not AESA though
  14. Sticky: true. It'll likely take the next Mali or Desert...

    true. It'll likely take the next Mali or Desert Storm to prove the gun. 35/50 is a huge gun though. Won't fir into Samson or similar.
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    Can we please have the 4a? 1x is soo short range....

    Can we please have the 4a? 1x is soo short range. Works nicely to find the source of incoming arty though.
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    because the long range ballistics are sh*te - the...

    because the long range ballistics are sh*te - the bullets are way too short. SOCOM has been looking at 6.5 Creedmoore for the same reason. That's on hold at the moment due to NGSW.
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    US Army NGSW competition

    The US Army have narrowed down the choice for their new small arms to 3 competitors.

    "The NGSW prototyping effort consists of the Rifle (NGSW-R) and Automatic Rifle (NGSW-AR) with a common 6.8mm...
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    Thanks!...

    Thanks! https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/9bd58-equipment-development-plan/
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    That leads to an XML error. You sure of the link?

    That leads to an XML error. You sure of the link?
  20. Sticky: counterargument: Development is gone for a while...

    counterargument: Development is gone for a while now and both British Army and French Army are not exactly small customers. And that thing is smaller than a Bushmaster 30mm.
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    Yup, it needs state buy-in.

    Yup, it needs state buy-in.
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    Given the uptake of the service, I think it is...

    Given the uptake of the service, I think it is deperately needed. Do you have any examples where this happened in Ireland?
  23. Sticky: why? CTA too new?

    why? CTA too new?
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    Extension of the ICRR Air Ambulance scheme to 4...

    Extension of the ICRR Air Ambulance scheme to 4 choppers as well as co-funding the NI backup chopper and a joint coordionation centre. The circles are 20 minutes circles for the respective choppers...
  25. Sticky: Can we do Piranha V wih Samson RWS with 40mm CTA...

    Can we do Piranha V wih Samson RWS with 40mm CTA and MMP?
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