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    Thus to get close to the Defence spend of the...

    Thus to get close to the Defence spend of the other four western liberal democracies in the OECD 5 million club in terms of direct OpEx and CapEx, Ireland would have to effectively triple its current...
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    What is the actual percentage of the defence...

    What is the actual percentage of the defence budget currently allocated to pensions of former members?
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    There is also the percentage of government...

    There is also the percentage of government expenditure which SIPRI does. Which can give an interesting comparative breakdown between similar sized countries with similar standards of living. to find...
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    Percentage of government revenue (mainly...

    Percentage of government revenue (mainly taxation) to direct defence spend (OpEx and CapEx) is another matrix of comparison of defence spend between countries gaining favour as an alternative to a...
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    There is or was a Masters level course in...

    There is or was a Masters level course in Leadership Management and Defence Studies through NUI Maynooth.
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    360 staff at the DoD and they still cannot manage...

    360 staff at the DoD and they still cannot manage uploading a document to their website properly. Is this some sort of government department they send all the civil service dunces to like the vehicle...
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    Well yes indeed they do CTU though the pilots are...

    Well yes indeed they do CTU though the pilots are civilian police employees.
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    And she will be the recruiting officers best...

    And she will be the recruiting officers best friend for sometime to come.
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    Yes and it has always been that way for nearly 60...

    Yes and it has always been that way for nearly 60 years. All pilots on RNZAF 6 Sqd are commissioned Naval Officers because they go to sea on SH2-G's. Basically the Air Force owns them and maintains...
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    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300215663/love-at...

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300215663/love-at-first-flight-for-navys-first-female-helicopter-pilot

    She's quite a cutie too :biggrin:
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    https://www.nzdf.mil.nz/assets/publication/Profess...

    https://www.nzdf.mil.nz/assets/publication/Professional-Journal-of-the-Royal-New-Zealand-Navy-December-2020_online.pdf

    The first volume of the Royal New Zealand Navy professional journal has been...
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    Poll: Absolutely. That flight was an operational...

    Absolutely. That flight was an operational matter. Fully support the Defence Force sticking to their "guns" excuse the pun. If the NZDF was in that situation they would have sent an aircraft to get...
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    The sister ship HMAS Stalwart is expected to...

    The sister ship HMAS Stalwart is expected to enter service in late 2021. With the ice capable Aotearoa the Anzac naval forces will have three very capable AOR vessels that can operate in the Pacific,...
  14. Thread: CPV Replacement

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    Sticky: Poll: All good stops mate - but the real reason for the...

    All good stops mate - but the real reason for the eastward journey is the increased likelihood of not having to trouble your wallet in some of those stops. The boys on Te Kaha last week were...
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    Sticky: Poll: That is far too sensible. And not much fun either...

    That is far too sensible. And not much fun either ...
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    Sticky: Poll: It is a bit far away but getting them back to...

    It is a bit far away but getting them back to Ireland on the delivery cruise would be a brilliant journey.

    I have plotted the course. Taking both vessels. A Kiwi-Irish mixed crew or each take one...
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    Sticky: Poll: Range was the issue with the IPV's not...

    Range was the issue with the IPV's not seakeeping. They are only disposing of two that were not required in fact should never have been built. We needed a mix of 6 patrol vessels - either 3 or 4...
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    Sticky: Poll: The vessels handle fairly well and I have heard...

    The vessels handle fairly well and I have heard no issues with respect to berthing, slow speed manoeuvring. I have never been on one underway just when alongside. No bow thrusters, no dropdown like...
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    Sticky: Poll: It is possible and frankly a good option. If so...

    It is possible and frankly a good option. If so the two 55m Lake Class vessels in question Pukaki and Rotoiti would be ideal for the Irish Sea. This is the kind of waters and role they were designed...
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    NZ has a new Minister of Defence and is of Maori...

    NZ has a new Minister of Defence and is of Maori descent the Hon. Peeni Henare. Henare's grandfather was Lt.Col Sir James Clendon Tau Henare the Commander of the famous 27th Maori Batt that fought...
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    The bimbo blonde host and the bimbo blonde...

    The bimbo blonde host and the bimbo blonde reporter on the ship are particularly bad and quite rightly should be mocked. They are simply what we call "bogans" which is becoming more common as all...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWVIg2x4KHQ&featur...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWVIg2x4KHQ&feature=emb_title

    HMNZS Aotearoa Departing Devonport Naval Base for the First Time December 4, 2020.

    The first of the upgraded Anzac frigates is now...
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    https://defsec.net.nz/2020/09/09/beca-southern-oce...

    https://defsec.net.nz/2020/09/09/beca-southern-ocean-patrol-vessel-technical-partner/

    Beca Applied Technologies Ltd, with the support of specialist naval architecture company Vard Marine Inc, have...
  24. In 2020 we are not quite that small. The NZ...

    In 2020 we are not quite that small. The NZ Regular Army totals 4710 and 1841 are in the NZ Army Reserve (some 6551 in uniform). Restructuring into 1 Brigade Group, 1 TraDoc Group and expanding the...
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    Sticky: The CANT though can only handle a single NH-90 or...

    The CANT though can only handle a single NH-90 or Chinook at a time for deck safety reasons. This operational limitation is one of the things, like necessity of a well deck that the acquisition of...
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