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    Will require drydocking and hull cutting (small...

    Will require drydocking and hull cutting (small incision)
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    They could fufill any non-military role on...

    They could fufill any non-military role on non-armed small craft.

    It is possible that they could assist in some sort of coastal policing role i.e coastal fisheries protection or...
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    MBES is a permanent fit. P50s fitted circa...

    MBES is a permanent fit.

    P50s fitted circa 2015/16

    P60s will require drydocking to fit MBES
  4. Correct. Happens nearly every time there is an...

    Correct. Happens nearly every time there is an interdiction by the NS.

    Customs do NOT want the detained vessel taken into Haulbowline as its takes away from "their" operation.

    The two cutters...
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    Sticky: To put the NS figures in perspective approx...

    To put the NS figures in perspective

    approx additional 100 personnel in training

    Senior Officer/NCO fulltime shore based positions approx 70

    Fulltime shore based appointments (MP, PSS, MT...
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    Is that Army numbers only or the entire DF?

    Is that Army numbers only or the entire DF?
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    Not the intention to accommodate ships companies...

    Not the intention to accommodate ships companies just in refit. Its to accommodate living in personnel who are posted to ships.

    This means the only persons onboard ship after secure will be the...
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    As Block 8 has been out of use for approx 15 -20...

    As Block 8 has been out of use for approx 15 -20 years there is nothing stored inside that would be of use.

    Its contents will be removed i would imagine in the the refurb.

    Whilst this is a...
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    MRV (Ship version!) plus a medium airllift...

    MRV (Ship version!) plus a medium airllift capability would be a gamechanger for us
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    The advantage to shipping then on a military...

    The advantage to shipping then on a military vessel is the customs clearance in Beirut goes from 4 - 5 weeks to 24hrs.

    The paperwork required for military shipping is significantly less than...
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    Its fairly straightforward to waterproof vehicles...

    Its fairly straightforward to waterproof vehicles for the trip back from Beirut.

    Carried a few vehicles on a ship in the 2000s, vehicles were wrapped and we gave them a freshwater scrub & hose...
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    The major cost of the T31 will prob be sensor...

    The major cost of the T31 will prob be sensor suite and weapons fit.

    It would easily fit the budget of €200m without the RN requirement of sensors and weapons, however it doesn't really fit the...
  13. Thread: Pilatus PC-12 NG

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    Its a vast improvement on the capabilities the...

    Its a vast improvement on the capabilities the Cessna had.

    Better range, speed, loiter time, passenger capacity, cargo capacity to name a few
  14. Thread: Pilatus PC-12 NG

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    Spectre version has fitout for ISTAR operations...

    Spectre version has fitout for ISTAR operations which is currently ongoing in the US.

    This one is the bog standard PC12NG originally built for a private customer.

    The Air Corps were offered the...
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    Not true, The Ferryboat Inn (FBI) still operating...

    Not true, The Ferryboat Inn (FBI) still operating (Before the COVID19 kicked in anyway!)
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    Firefighting or Air Corps College

    Firefighting or Air Corps College
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    That won't be happening in the near future. If...

    That won't be happening in the near future.

    If upgrades in secondary weaponry are happening, the P60s will be first to receive it.

    The P50s are not ideal for overseas tasking in respect of...
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    Not with ships in operational reserve and manning...

    Not with ships in operational reserve and manning issues.

    The roles are similar to Op Sophia which the NS were a part of.

    There would certainly be a role there for an NS ship if we could...
  19. Thread: Pilatus PC-12 NG

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    Great news!!!. This should allow for the...

    Great news!!!.

    This should allow for the Spectres to conduct their main roles with the standard model conducting VIP, Air Ambulance etc.
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    Sticky: 70m is even smaller than the P50 class. That...

    70m is even smaller than the P50 class.

    That may be a replacement option for the CPVs
  21. Thread: New Generals?

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    8756 ...

    8756

    https://www.military.ie/en/public-information/publications/defence-forces-review/df-review-2019.pdf

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    That would certainly be a historic first.

    That would certainly be a historic first.
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    https://www.irishlegal.com/article/director-of-mil...

    https://www.irishlegal.com/article/director-of-military-prosecutions-appointed-after-year-long-vacancy
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    I don't think there were any SCPOs in Writers....

    I don't think there were any SCPOs in Writers. Just CPOs and one WO.

    4 SCPO in the Executive branch, 1 as MAA Naval College, 1 in FORST, 1 in LOGS and 1 on Eithne
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    They no longer exist, but when they did they...

    They no longer exist, but when they did they filled Administrative appointments in the NS like Discharges, Records etc.

    AFAIK there was only one seagoing vacancy on Eithne.

    The remainder...
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