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    The problem is bottom up

    The problem is bottom up
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    Would be benefit absolutely but AC ATC is a very...

    Would be benefit absolutely but AC ATC is a very small organisation (remembering not that long ago Baldonnel couldn’t operate 24/7 due to lack of ATC
    personnel) and modern RAP could see someone in...
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    You assume correct - fixed thanks But a...

    You assume correct - fixed thanks

    But a stand-alone radar is no use it needs to be monitored from a manned 24/7 ops centre that has access to all the other available info. It also needs to be...
  4. Thread: CPV Replacement

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    Sticky: Poll: https://products.damen.com/-/media/Products/Images...

    https://products.damen.com/-/media/Products/Images/Clusters-groups/Naval/Multi-Role-Auxiliary-Vessel/Downloads/Brochure_Damen_Multi_Role_Auxiliary_Vessel_05_2016.pdf
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    Sticky: Poll: Displacement on the main page (not the pdf) is...

    Displacement on the main page (not the pdf) is given as 1600 tons

    WRT MCM it is one of the few vessels Of that size that could Carry all the TEUs required by NSDS and still have room for RHIB...
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    Sticky: Poll: I’ll rephrase sea keeping ? That’s max speed...

    I’ll rephrase sea keeping ?

    That’s max speed 14 kts (for the 1600 model)
    https://products.damen.com/en/ranges/multi-role-auxiliary-vessel
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    Flycatcher went with the EL70s long ago DF AD...

    Flycatcher went with the EL70s long ago

    DF AD is now BOILIDE with Giraffe Mk4 (Hagglunds mounted)

    VSHORAD is as it says short range. GBAD is more encompassing of all ranges, that doesn’t mean...
  8. Thread: CPV Replacement

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    Sticky: Poll: Slow and unarmed though All weather?

    Slow and unarmed though
    All weather?
  9. NSR recruits afaik are required to go to sea on...

    NSR recruits afaik are required to go to sea on an OPV as part of their O/Sea and/or A/Sea course(s)
  10. It isn’t realistic to train NSR personnel to be...

    It isn’t realistic to train NSR personnel to be interchangeable in all aspects to their NS counterpart to the same degree or experience. They is not to say that they can’t be trained to exactly the...
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    These aren’t ground surveillance radars that are...

    These aren’t ground surveillance radars that are proposed but air surveillance (Giraffe Mk4 replacement and potentially a Ground based medium range air Surveillance radar.

    I can’t think I...
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    Can’t discuss anything till we have radar

    Can’t discuss anything till we have radar
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    Sticky: Poll: EDP: Pre-planning stage replacement of the...

    EDP:

    Pre-planning stage

    replacement of the two Coastal Patrol vessels, acquisition of diver based mine counter-measures and counter improvised explosive device equipment

    Under consideration ...
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    From EDP there are 2 radar projects: 1 in...

    From EDP there are 2 radar projects:

    1 in planning stage - Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) Radar – this is an important asset used by the Artillery Corps – an updated system is due for acquisition...
  15. Thread: Naval weaponry

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    DF equipment development plan: From the...

    DF equipment development plan:


    From the wording this could be the P50 class

    Do the P50s and P60s have the same 76mm versions?
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    Not forgetting cost per hour (as MATS figures...

    Not forgetting cost per hour (as MATS figures show) also depends on the hours flown.

    If you fly 1000 hrs rather than 100 hrs your fixed cost per hour is lower but then you will possibly required...
  17. Thread: Army Ranger Wing

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    ARW use SIG Sauers

    ARW use SIG Sauers
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    It was a joke!

    It was a joke!
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    Ok then either way. Rosslare doesn’t suit...

    Ok then either way. Rosslare doesn’t suit container traffic and Waterford already deals with container traffic



    Which have much higher volumes and much longer distances to travel

    A haulier...
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    It was a joke The Shannon FIR is probably...

    It was a joke


    The Shannon FIR is probably approx the same size again as our sovereign airspace
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    A LoLo port requires a lot of space for container...

    A LoLo port requires a lot of space for container depots to which Rosslare doesn’t lend itself.
    Waterford isn’t too far and has a LoLo service

    Rail may or may not be efficient for LoLo:


    ...
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    There is no road in Ireland straight enough over...

    There is no road in Ireland straight enough over 800 metres to achieve BAS90 unfortunately
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    Not think it offers more capabilities than the retired launches?
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    People don’t use the line from Wexford,...

    People don’t use the line from Wexford, Enniscorthy, Gorey, Arklow, Rathdrum, Wicklow because it is so slow it is quicker drive to Dublin on the heavily congested N11/M11/M50
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    USN and RN have 7.62mm optical miniguns to deal...

    USN and RN have 7.62mm optical miniguns to deal with swarm attacks


    Obviously they have heavier armament and can detect them further out
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