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  1. Thread: Mali.

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    From the media reports they're part of a German...

    From the media reports they're part of a German led component, so presume they're borrowed from them.

    The German's did a series in 2017 on their operations from Camp Castor, in Gao:...
  2. Thread: Mali.

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    Will be interesting to see how they get on with...

    Will be interesting to see how they get on with the Mowag Eagle
  3. Thread: Mali.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WATCH: Army Ranger Wing deployed in Mali with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (<a...
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    I'd be surprised if the IRIS-T based RBS 98...

    I'd be surprised if the IRIS-T based RBS 98 replaces the RBS 70 completely - it's not a MANPAD. It would seem more likely to replace the RBS 90 - which is a sort of static air defence system based...
  5. Thread: PC-9M

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    Haha! Laners - I'm saying they're armed for the...

    Haha! Laners - I'm saying they're armed for the same reason the OPV's are armed: it's a contingency and they are not expected to be used against Eurofighters anymore than an OPV is expected to...
  6. Thread: PC-9M

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    Wonderful theatre that was, but a Fouga would...

    Wonderful theatre that was, but a Fouga would have had little more chance of intercepting an errant 747 cruising at altitude than the PC-9 - if anything the PC-9 is more practical for a point defence...
  7. Thread: PC-9M

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    Sure why stop there so - how would an OPV fair...

    Sure why stop there so - how would an OPV fair against a few mines, let alone a frigate or submarine - jesus never mind an aerial threat? So what's the point in them having 76mm, or 20mm? If you can...
  8. Thread: PC-9M

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    This crops up every so often and it's quite...

    This crops up every so often and it's quite tiresome to be honest.

    They offer a limited point defence capability and a limited air to ground capability, versus a Grob, which offers none of these...
  9. Thread: Anistiamo

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What can you see in hourly revisit, high-resolution SAR? Lots of interesting activity and patterns in this little teaser from a shipping pier....
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  11. Thread: Mali.

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    https://thedefensepost.com/2019/09/13/mali-jnim-g5...

    https://thedefensepost.com/2019/09/13/mali-jnim-g5-sahel-dioungani-ecowas/
  12. Thread: East Timor

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is incredibly moving. East Timor’s father of independence Xanana Gusmao visited former Indonesian president BJ Habibie, who allowed...
  13. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    Israel launching air strikes in Iraq over the...

    Israel launching air strikes in Iraq over the last week or so got very little airtime/analysis - quite a change from 1991...

    We live in surreal times.
  14. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    Well... just a few days ago: ...

    Well... just a few days ago:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/29/israel-putting-dummy-soldiers-lebanon-border-reports-say?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
  15. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">VIDEO: Footage from Israeli media shows the IDF shelling of Lebanese villages<a...
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    https://www.buytyresellwheel.com.my/wp-content/upl...

    https://www.buytyresellwheel.com.my/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/pair.jpg

    Unconfirmed pic of ARW's stealth paintjob.
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    Probably less of an EMC/EMI concern than wind...

    Probably less of an EMC/EMI concern than wind turbines, the panels produce no noise themselves - just DC energy, conversion to other voltages is where the noise could result and that can be greatly...
  18. Thread: Pilatus PC-12 NG

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    Any word on delivery date? Could have sworn I...

    Any word on delivery date? Could have sworn I just spotted a grey PC12 over Dublin with weather radar dome on wing.
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    Well, that character and some real folk... I mean...

    Well, that character and some real folk... I mean DOJ might be reluctant for AGS to adopt the name if they wind up with a PC-12 - their simulated reaction is ably demonstrated by the appropriate...
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    Regarding tagging on to orders - are the DF...

    Regarding tagging on to orders - are the DF hampered at all by the requirements to tender? I mean if that was the case, it would at least seem polite to say as much.

    Regarding things like JW... It...
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    Shame, they really should have asked for an F-35B...

    Shame, they really should have asked for an F-35B sample...
  22. Thread: CASA Replacement

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    At a guess, I'd say the optics of the ATR beating...

    At a guess, I'd say the optics of the ATR beating the 295 in a country that's operated the 235 for 25 years or so, would be of note to other potential customers.

    But they would have to make it a...
  23. Thread: Mali.

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    http://www.opex360.com/2019/06/25/barkhane-lincroy...

    http://www.opex360.com/2019/06/25/barkhane-lincroyable-sauvetage-de-lequipage-de-lhelicoptere-gazelle-perdu-lors-de-loperation-aconit/

    [in French]

    From what I can make out (thank you Google...
  24. Thread: CASA Replacement

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    An Italian P-72A has been lurking around Bal for...

    An Italian P-72A has been lurking around Bal for the last few days and appears it may have conducted a demo patrol: http://baldonnel-eime.blogspot.com/2019/06/26062019.html?m=1
  25. Thread: Pilatus PC-12 NG

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    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28618/the-ai...

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28618/the-air-forces-special-operations-pc-12s-finally-have-an-official-nickname

    Article on the USAF's PC-12 fleet.
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