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    The north Donegal coast is actually a lot closer...

    The north Donegal coast is actually a lot closer to Baldonnel than Shannon, and that's with going around the border.
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    I posted this on the UNIFIL thread in 2018. It...

    I posted this on the UNIFIL thread in 2018.
    It puts into context here the sort of air surveillance and air defence capability that is currently in use on a peacekeeping mission, which includes C-RAM...
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    I think its quite obvious what the target drogue...

    I think its quite obvious what the target drogue is for. Air defence shoots are still done with GPMG and HMG. Possibly also with Naval Service.
    T-CAS and GPWS upgrades could be to comply with newer...
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    Equipment Development Plan

    Just to highlight what is new in this and not in White Paper, excluding what is well know about such as the new aircraft and vehicles, as well as ongoing upgrades.

    PC-9 Mid-life refit – Target...
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    It starts outside Community Hall in Kildysart,...

    It starts outside Community Hall in Kildysart, it's not Scariff.
    The hall must have been used by the FCA.
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    It's Kildysart in Co Clare. The memorial at...

    It's Kildysart in Co Clare.

    The memorial at the end of the video is of Peadar Clancy.
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    The strength of the Defence Force from 2008 to...

    The strength of the Defence Force from 2008 to 2020.

    https://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8793&d=1592906550
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    Annual Report 2019 ...

    Annual Report 2019

    https://assets.gov.ie/76237/e74fda87-d516-496d-861e-212fca879d88.pdf
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    Army officers evacuated from Goma after weeks of...

    Army officers evacuated from Goma after weeks of delay



    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/army-officers-evacuated-from-goma-after-weeks-of-delay-1.4267026
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    Army Operational Readiness 1985

    Army Operational Readiness 1985

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.rte.ie/bosco/components/player/iframe.html?clipid=11193096&thumbnail=00145654&subheader=off" frameborder="0"...
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    The Air Corps was requested by the HSE to fly...

    The Air Corps was requested by the HSE to fly emergency call handling staff from Dublin to Co Donegal after a fire at their Dublin centre
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    Bigger isn't always better. Bigger aircraft need...

    Bigger isn't always better. Bigger aircraft need longer and well-serviced runways, which isn't always going to be available when you need it in places like Goma.



    The issue isn't lack of...
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    Or just use the Air Corps Learjet. It would have...

    Or just use the Air Corps Learjet. It would have been done and dusted by now if it wasn't for the DoD bureaucrats.
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    Listen: Kildare TD Says Purchase Of Military...

    Listen: Kildare TD Says Purchase Of Military Plane Would Answer Calls The Defence Forces Have Been Making For 70 Years.
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    Feud murder suspect to be flown home by Air Corps...

    Feud murder suspect to be flown home by Air Corps on safety fear

    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/feud-murder-suspect-to-be-flown-home-by-air-corps-on-safety-fear-39216401.html
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    The report on the Steyr mentions the rifle was...

    The report on the Steyr mentions the rifle was acquired through a subsidiary.
    That subsidiary was called Steyr-Barter.
    The countertrade was valued at over £1 million which would not have covered...
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    A few more from 1988. Pay Row In The Defence...

    A few more from 1988.

    Pay Row In The Defence Forces
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    A number of RTE reports from 1988. Air Corps...

    A number of RTE reports from 1988.

    Air Corps Helicopter Training
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    As of the 31 March, the Defence Forces strength...

    As of the 31 March, the Defence Forces strength has fallen to another new low with just 8,534 troops. Down 300 from this time last year.
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    Not with a Battalion rotation, a 737 is to small...

    Not with a Battalion rotation, a 737 is to small for that.



    I said RHIA is still operating flights, I never said 'open for business'. Its operating flights and the Lebanese Government has said...
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    Just to put some reality into this all. The last...

    Just to put some reality into this all.
    The last rotation to Lebanon was in an A330, the one before that was in a 787 Dreamliner.
    These are large wide-body airliners that lifted 50% of a Battalion...
  22. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    Unifil mission for 350 Irish troops extended...

    Unifil mission for 350 Irish troops extended until July



    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/unifil-mission-for-350-irish-troops-extended-until-july-1.4252692
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    A number of RTE reports from 1987. Lebanon...

    A number of RTE reports from 1987.

    Lebanon Tibnin Bomb
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    Air Lift Capability

    The Air Corps used the Learjet to carry out a resupply mission to Lebanon last week.

    https://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8777&d=1589228294
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    Panhard dismounts used the British MK II tanker...

    Panhard dismounts used the British MK II tanker helmet until the Rabintex came along in the '80s. Mostly seen in border units.
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