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    What the German's are up to:...

    What the German's are up to:
    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/german-air-force-to-convert-two-airbus-a321neolr-for-troop-transport/
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    I see the PM has left his aide in No. 10 in order...

    I see the PM has left his aide in No. 10 in order to go visit secure locations including MI5/6 and the SAS/SBS and Porton Down:...
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    Or the one in the 50's under Sandy... Yeah...

    Or the one in the 50's under Sandy...
    Yeah defence reviews tend not to be kind. This rumour btw is from the Times who've got the leaks from Whitehall before the review (so grain of salt), but it's...
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    Given that said reviews are mainly driven by...

    Given that said reviews are mainly driven by budgets rather than defence it wouldn't surprise me if this turned out to be true, kind of like the culling of the Harriers and Nimrods and "gapping those...
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    Given the service life of the F4 I'm a bit...

    Given the service life of the F4 I'm a bit surprised to see that on the list?
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    Given Austria is replacing them due to costs, I...

    Given Austria is replacing them due to costs, I don't see how we could even consider using the Typhoon tbh.
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    A cunning plan! And if he doesn't win, Biden...

    A cunning plan! And if he doesn't win, Biden wouldn't have an issue with us either.
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    Wouldn't the noise issue be a problem for any QRA...

    Wouldn't the noise issue be a problem for any QRA no matter the plane?
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    German Special Forces

    I'm seeing reports that the German MOD has ordered the disbandment of one of the KSK companies due to Far Right issues and has ordered a restructuring of the remaining units and the KSK would...
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    It’s no different from the WP, just something...

    It’s no different from the WP, just something they might look at, at some point in the future and might decide on... No commitment to anything what so ever as has been commented in the thread on that...
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    Meh, I'd be willing to bet that article is based...

    Meh, I'd be willing to bet that article is based off the same thing that had Don Lavery declaring we were getting jets, the equipment roadmap that made it utterly clear that it was an unfunded and...
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    "It's still in the WP so we have to say something...

    "It's still in the WP so we have to say something about it but make it clear we aren't required to do anything" would be my guess, hence the "At this stage there is not a definite commitment" bit.
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    Sticky: Given the number of body bags that the Bons in...

    Given the number of body bags that the Bons in Cork alone ordered, I'd say they would have been concerns even about space. I know from one of the undertakers that they ordered 500 bags at the start...
  14. They've certainly had troubles in multiple...

    They've certainly had troubles in multiple services but I thought they'd worked through those problems?
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    Of course they aren't...

    Of course they aren't...
  16. Given they reportedly spent twice as much as us...

    Given they reportedly spent twice as much as us and are a G7 nation you can see why, as to the rest of your post, totally agree.
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    Think at least 1 did move over, most I heard...

    Think at least 1 did move over, most I heard about dropped out of the area altogether.
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    Given the figures I heard regard drop out rates...

    Given the figures I heard regard drop out rates for commercial cadets during placement over the last year or so maybe being next to a working port might be a bonus rather than a bad thing.
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    Any of them tankers? Cause they are backing up...

    Any of them tankers? Cause they are backing up everywhere due to the oil glut.
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    Again how do you sell moving AC people to the...

    Again how do you sell moving AC people to the middle of nowhere in Knock, Shannon at least Limerick.
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    Sticky: Yeah that was the system the USN used back in...

    Yeah that was the system the USN used back in that time period, think there were issues with them due to shock damage.
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    How can I tell you what the taskings of them will...

    How can I tell you what the taskings of them will be, I'm just pointing out that we have one engine designs flying right now without major issues, why shouldn't the PC-12 be any different?
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    So do you think someone needs to tell the USN...

    So do you think someone needs to tell the USN that their new fighter can't operate from their carriers due to only having one engine? Or the Norwegians shadowing Russia flights in F-16's?
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    Poll: And whether it will be listened to...

    And whether it will be listened to...
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    There's risks involved in that, the more you add...

    There's risks involved in that, the more you add to TII the less it will be able to do as it's "on the books" of the state and therefore is limited by what budget we have available (hence for example...
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