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    Most guided rounds use GPS so an electronic fire...

    Most guided rounds use GPS so an electronic fire control system is required to program the round.
    There also are laser guided round like Iron Sling from Israel and of course the famous but...
  2. These answers are only for the Q3: - A private...

    These answers are only for the Q3:
    - A private company such as CHC can cease business, it can go bust as many though a few years ago.
    - A private company need to make a profit typical by having a...
  3. I will say again, as it seems I was not clear, I...

    I will say again, as it seems I was not clear, I do not believe that the AC could tomorrow take up the SAR role due to the lack of personnel. What I did say however as proved b the operation of EAS...
  4. This is a bit of a "red herring", if the IAC were...

    This is a bit of a "red herring", if the IAC were to have the chance to do it for 2 years, then they would have to be able not only to have the additional aircraft available but also the people...
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    The two aircraft will have been in service for...

    The two aircraft will have been in service for around 30 years, by the time their replacements arrive. How much life is left is not just a look at the number of hours, but the type of hours as well...
  6. Yes, A330 MRTT Phénix, complete with booms so...

    Yes, A330 MRTT Phénix, complete with booms so that they can refuel RAF aircraft not equipped with refueling probes.
  7. Groupe de liaisons aériennes ministérielles...

    Groupe de liaisons aériennes ministérielles (GLAM) was disbanded in July 1995 so as not to make the life of the President look like one of a billionaire! The function is currently done by L'escadron...
  8. Did the French not get rid of GLAM in 1995?

    Did the French not get rid of GLAM in 1995?
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    Excel is god and the figures do not lie but...

    Excel is god and the figures do not lie but interpreting them is something different especially when it comes to people and how they react. Often there is a tipping point at which organisations...
  10. Almost, I would just have then one agency...

    Almost, I would just have then one agency "Central Material Agency" be the one to purchase all the aircraft for the state, a bit like the "white fleet". AC would crew their aircraft other agencies...
  11. SAR, MATS etc are all common functions done by...

    SAR, MATS etc are all common functions done by military air arms in Europe, AFAIK there is not a single force that does not have some form of "civil" function.

    So let's take the GASU, there is a...
  12. Big difference is that the Mowags have and...

    Big difference is that the Mowags have and continue to be used on deployment, actual military usage.
    The AC has never deployed on an overseas operation AFAIK. (A jolly to Fairford does not count).
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    I think you have hit the nail on the head; it is...

    I think you have hit the nail on the head; it is training with no expectation of combat use. If we were too deploy the 105 in a EUBG, we would likely be the only ones with the 105mm pattern, as the...
  14. Let's cut to the chase, no SAR, then that also...

    Let's cut to the chase, no SAR, then that also means no EAS nor patient transfers, means no GASU etc, as these are almost all handled by civilians in other countries.
    Next comes Fishery Protection,...
  15. Your right, I over-estimated the value of the CHC...

    Your right, I over-estimated the value of the CHC fleet,


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  16. The reason I mentioned all the above countries is...

    The reason I mentioned all the above countries is to dispel the belief that SAR provided by commercial companies is widespread when in Europe it is not.
  17. If you are going to compare costs then they have...

    If you are going to compare costs then they have to be on a like-for-like basis. Also it need not be new aircraft, for example the state could offer to buy the existing fleet of S-92's or source...
  18. So the only other EU country using a private...

    So the only other EU country using a private company are the Dutch, with two light twins.
    Even the contract mentioned for Norway is only for a local service in Tromsø, Svalbard. In Norway the...
  19. Just how many other EU nations have contracted...

    Just how many other EU nations have contracted their SAR to private companies?
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    I know, perhaps the plan is to use Taxis to...

    I know, perhaps the plan is to use Taxis to transport troops in an Emergency!! And we must not forget we even have trouble issuing more than one pair of boots.
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    Boot mobile went out 75 years ago, even the BEF...

    Boot mobile went out 75 years ago, even the BEF was fully motorised, no modern force is boot mobile. We need to get away from number of boots, if we only want to spend 0.3% on defence then better to...
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    In a modern military context there are 3 main...

    In a modern military context there are 3 main types of "light infantry",
    (a) Airborne/Airmobile
    (b) Mountain Troops (Chasseurs Alpins, Gebirgsjäger, Alpini)
    (c) Marine/Commando

    All are...
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    When was the last active duty deployment as light...

    When was the last active duty deployment as light infantry?
    We do not have enough trucks to transport all our infantry troops, are they all going to march everywhere?
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    The French also deployed the GCT-155 SPG as well...

    The French also deployed the GCT-155 SPG as well (famously falling off a truck in UN markings), while the Italian have and continue to deploy their Centauro tank destroyers to UNIFIL. And if I...
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    The French also deployed the GCT-155 SPG as well...

    The French also deployed the GCT-155 SPG as well (famously falling off a truck in UN markings), while the Italian have and continue to deploy their Centauro tank destroyers to UNIFIL.
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