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    no. they want to defeat body armour - hence the...

    no. they want to defeat body armour - hence the high power
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    US Army moving to high powered 6.8mm

    And I don't mean the 6.8 SPC

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7MV0H8235o
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    Sticky: Nope. ""The members of the European Council...

    Nope.

    ""The members of the European Council are the heads of state or government of the 28 EU member states, the European Council President and the President of the European Commission."
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    Sticky: Does anybody know why we switched battle groups?

    Does anybody know why we switched battle groups?
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    Sticky: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news...

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/time-to-adjust-the-peacekeeping-triple-lock-1.1932355
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    Sticky: 76mm Sovraponte is also bolt on.

    76mm Sovraponte is also bolt on.
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    Sticky: Still doesn't fly. This literally only means that...

    Still doesn't fly. This literally only means that the state can delegate to supernational entities such as the UN or EU. Using it as an excuse for the triple lock would require that then being...
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    Sticky: Huh? "2° For the purpose of the exercise of...

    Huh?

    "2° For the purpose of the exercise of any executive function of the State in or in connection with its external relations, the Government may to such extent and subject to such conditions,...
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    Sticky: Looking at Art.29 I would disagree. I heartily...

    Looking at Art.29 I would disagree. I heartily dislike 29.9 forbidding taking part in EU defence.
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    Sticky: Well, they are constabulary vessels. IMO there is...

    Well, they are constabulary vessels. IMO there is no way Ireland can or will want to afford any kind of meaningful defence on its own. I would like us to act inside the EU frame work and focus on...
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    Sticky: Is that heavy enough? Maybe add some lead?

    Is that heavy enough? Maybe add some lead?
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    The problem is in the heads. I see it a lot in...

    The problem is in the heads. I see it a lot in the older generation. The younger doesn't have it. But the mentality of being defeated before even starting? Talk to older people about tryting to...
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    Sticky: And a DoD that actually wants armed forces

    And a DoD that actually wants armed forces
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    Ireland is suffering from postcolonial hangover...

    Ireland is suffering from postcolonial hangover and a firm, belief that it can't do anything right in the older generation. Read "The damned of the Earth". And power structures that are fundamentally...
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    Oh indeed :) But readiness is also a factor. Do...

    Oh indeed :) But readiness is also a factor. Do we know what readiness the current AA is at?
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    Sticky: The first problem here is a decent radar, without...

    The first problem here is a decent radar, without it CIWS and missiles are useless. I can't see the NS buying either any time soon. It would be nice if the EPV had good SIGINT and COMINT capability....
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    Yes, one of the things that riles me is how long...

    Yes, one of the things that riles me is how long it takes for the AA to get places. Partly I think that is because it only has one base, but also, at what readiness is that chopper kept? IMO it...
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    You clearly do this for a living and I hit a...

    You clearly do this for a living and I hit a nerve. My question is specific, I don't want to roll up the whole thing. If we assume that helipads at hospitals are a good thing, not least for moving...
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    You do realise how many people die on trolleys...

    You do realise how many people die on trolleys every week, right? But it is an interesting question. I wish I had statistics.
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    Sticky: I concur on the doubts regarding stability and...

    I concur on the doubts regarding stability and stack height. As regards armamamnet, rather than Marlin, can we have the 40mm CTA Rapid SeaGuardian please?...
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    Quick question: One of my pet ideas is to use air...

    Quick question: One of my pet ideas is to use air ambulances for transfers between hospitals. Let me explain the rationale

    - aer ambulance can not always land due to roadside over head electricity...
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    European Patrol Corvette

    https://www.edrmagazine.eu/the-eu-approves-the-third-round-of-pesco-projects-now-focusing-on-their-implementation

    "The European Patrol Corvette (EPC), led by Italy and involving France, is to...
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    Nope, they aren't looking, they are deploying ...

    Nope, they aren't looking, they are deploying

    https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/sweden-firing-units-iris-t-sls/
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    Wanna bet that is where the legend comes from? I...

    Wanna bet that is where the legend comes from? I think I have seen that pic with the 747 with the flaps out and the Fougas without
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    I'll believe it. The 747 is the fastest civilian...

    I'll believe it. The 747 is the fastest civilian airliner.
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