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    Sticky: Poll: Within the 12 mile limit it is mainly smaller...

    Within the 12 mile limit it is mainly smaller boats that do the fishing, like the 604 less than 6m that are currently on the register. As for AIS 1783 of the boats are under the 15m limit so relying...
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    Sticky: Poll: The National Marine Planning Framework makes...

    The National Marine Planning Framework makes interesting reading especially all the detailed maps that it contains. The map on pg44 shows the extent of the areas currently designated, but looking...
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    Another interesting webinar with main key issues...

    Another interesting webinar with main key issues from the first webinar.

    It was interesting that mention was made several times that on the civil side we want to be a "good neighbor" and "global"...
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    Thanks for the interesting discussion, the...

    Thanks for the interesting discussion, the proposal of Knock was meant as a joke.
    For proper all weather operations I would prefer Shannon but with at least one other of its runways as an active...
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    True the Cat 3C is more about the ground...

    True the Cat 3C is more about the ground operations rather than the landing or take-off.
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    Be careful, twin engines does not today actually...

    Be careful, twin engines does not today actually mean it is safer. Modern engines are extremely reliable and the need for redundancy from year gone by does not mean improved safety. A reason why two...
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    As stated already we have a lot of airports...

    As stated already we have a lot of airports suitable in Ireland including 3 that are currently closed to commercial traffic: Sligo, Waterford and Galway. If the AC did have the jets (24-32 needed for...
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    Do you have actual figures to back the fog claim?...

    Do you have actual figures to back the fog claim? I have tried to find data but could not and IMHO most airports in Ireland are limited by cross-wind more than by fog. In fog an airport can be...
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    If and we all know it would be a big if we had...

    If and we all know it would be a big if we had jet fighters for QRA the AC would need to be several times what it is today.
    Dispersal does not mean a permanent basing, it is a temporary use of an...
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    I know most of us have talked about Shannon being...

    I know most of us have talked about Shannon being a better location for possible AC growth, but would Joe Biden International Airport, formally known as Ireland West, formally known as Connacht...
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    Do we have or have we ever had Centauro vehicles?...

    Do we have or have we ever had Centauro vehicles? When ever such vehicles are mentioned here there is a lot of shouting we don't do tanks or tank destroyers.
    There is a rise in the number of remote...
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    Although I too would like to have an 8x8 with a...

    Although I too would like to have an 8x8 with a nice large hole making gun maybe as the army is "light" infantry we should go for a loads of these:
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    Sticky: Cheers for the info about the need for something...

    Cheers for the info about the need for something more than the current design of the CANT.

    I found this article which gives some background and details;...
  14. The expert group is Secure Ireland’s Search and...

    The expert group is Secure Ireland’s Search and Rescue (SISAR) of which Sen Gerard Craughwell is the Chairperson.
    Mr Craughwell said: "What we can't do is have the Air Corps managing these services...
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    Sticky: With regard to helicopter the view must be...

    With regard to helicopter the view must be forward to what the replacement of the current S-70/NH-90 classes will look like. Already there is the US program to replace the Blackhawks with the V-280...
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    Don't knock the Vampire it had a higher rate of...

    Don't knock the Vampire it had a higher rate of climb than anything we have today, or ever had.
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    Ohhm no, he is real but only if you have been a...

    Ohhm no, he is real but only if you have been a good boy and leave out a pint of the good stuff for him
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    The AM-39 was never cleared for use on the...

    The AM-39 was never cleared for use on the SA-365, even the SA-330 while capable of carrying an AM-39 (780 kg each) it was its newer stablemate the AS-332 that was the first to have these missile...
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    The UK's Statute Law (Repeals( Act 1989 was a...

    The UK's Statute Law (Repeals( Act 1989 was a general house cleaning Act removing many defunct Statutes from the books. In respect to Ireland it removed the following:


    Irish Free State...
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    Poll: Having no dedicated transport aircraft means we...

    Having no dedicated transport aircraft means we don't have the capacity when we might need it.
    The majority of the tasking that would require a C-17, or A400M, etc are planned long in advance so...
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    Poll: Well both the C-17 and A400M are available on a...

    Well both the C-17 and A400M are available on a time-sharing arrangement, something Hungary has also taken up.
    For the C-17 contact: Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC), at Pápa Air Base, Hungary ...
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    Sticky: The Knox class and the two preceding classes of...

    The Knox class and the two preceding classes of DE's were design to carry the DASH drone and not originally the Seasprites which came only were the DASH drone was cancelled. Interesting is the VARD...
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    Sticky: Another €200m? How much does it cost to design a...

    Another €200m? How much does it cost to design a ship of this nature? A lot, a large proportion of the cost will be related to the design effort. This is normally reduced by basing the design on an...
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    Poll: On a clear day with no winds and direct great...

    On a clear day with no winds and direct great circle routing yes, but given that both need to happen the C-295 would still need a refueling.


    The C-295 is not doing any of the routes with max...
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    Poll: The C-295 can meet many of the potential taskings...

    The C-295 can meet many of the potential taskings that the DF have.
    Want to fly some RBS-70's (get the paperwork sorted first) to a test range in Sweden, the C-295 can take care of that.
    Need to...
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