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    Overseas trips is good for retention.

    Overseas trips is good for retention.
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“Alpha Whiskey 277” has spent the morning delivering ballot boxes to some of Ireland’s most remote locations. The people living on the islands...
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    If money becomes available for more Mowags it...

    If money becomes available for more Mowags it needs to be spent on what's actually needed, APC and ambulance variants. 120mm SPG and 105mm FSV variants would become garage queens like the MRV's.
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    From what I've seen of the Canadian model they...

    From what I've seen of the Canadian model they will use the same radar, Wescam, night vision capable cockpit, but the Air Corps C295 will have additional sensor and communication equipment....
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    ISR units do not directly engage the enemy, their...

    ISR units do not directly engage the enemy, their weapons are for self-defence. The Javelin could be useful in providing dismounted overwatch for recce units operating outside of indirect fire range.
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    Let's stick to reality, the only Corps that uses...

    Let's stick to reality, the only Corps that uses the Javelin is the Infantry.
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    That US Cavalry Squadron you keep making...

    That US Cavalry Squadron you keep making comparisons to is a Battalion size unit.
    The US Cavalry recce/scout Troop is their equivalent to an Irish Cav Squadron, they do not have 105mm or ATGM...
  8. Thread: New medal ??

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    Fine Gael in its manifesto says it'll commission...

    Fine Gael in its manifesto says it'll commission commemoration medals for the centenaries of the founding of the State and Army. (It actually says Oglaigh na hEireann, but the useless anti-defence...
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    You obviously didn't read what you quoted, so...

    You obviously didn't read what you quoted, so I'll say it again.
    A US Army Squadron is a Battalion size unit, its no comparison to an Irish Squadron which is Company size.



    In the near future,...
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    In the US Army, a Squadron is the equivalent to a...

    In the US Army, a Squadron is the equivalent to a Battalion, a Troop is the equivalent to a Company or a Cav Squadron here.
    They do not have 105mm or ATGM Stryker's in their recce/scout Troops.
    If...
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    Any fire support vehicle should be Infantry, not...

    Any fire support vehicle should be Infantry, not Cav. The Cav should stick to formation recce. Up until a few years ago, the Cav had six different armoured vehicle variants to do one job, they now...
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    Defence Forces Built Infrastructure Programme

    Defence Forces Built Infrastructure Programme 2020–2025

    https://www.gov.ie/pdf/?file=https://assets.gov.ie/46650/a35817b11e2648168f31bdd63df71e7b.pdf#page=1
  13. Thread: State Files

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    Irish soldiers killed by landmine in Lebanon...

    Irish soldiers killed by landmine in Lebanon 'deliberately targeted'



    https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/1230/1103564-state-papers-lebanon/
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    Cobh's 'military' potential and nuclear dumping...

    Cobh's 'military' potential and nuclear dumping in Donegal: concerns about Ireland at end of Cold War



    https://www.thejournal.ie/verolme-dockyard-cobh-ussr-cold-war-4938208-Dec2019/
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    ....US Training Rejected ....US Requests...

    ....US Training Rejected



    ....US Requests Airspace Rule Change



    Armed Military on Cross Border Trains
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    The US Air Force got their first AW139 handed...

    The US Air Force got their first AW139 handed over to them today and was named the MH-139A Grey Wolf.

    https://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8715&d=1576777054
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    Defence Forces Review 2019 ...

    Defence Forces Review 2019

    https://www.military.ie/en/public-information/publications/defence-forces-review/df-review-2019.pdf
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    White Paper on Defence: Update 2019 ...

    White Paper on Defence: Update 2019

    https://assets.gov.ie/43904/ff0ac8067fd44a7f9f1c3922d3297c8b.pdf
  19. A good idea in my opinion. Esprit de corps, unit...

    A good idea in my opinion. Esprit de corps, unit cohesion and unit loyalty is very much lacking.
    Several units are already wearing subdued unit flashes on UBACS unofficially.
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    Air Corps 112 The Emergency Aeromedical Service ...

    Air Corps 112 The Emergency Aeromedical Service

    "The Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) is a helicopter-based medical evacuation and air ambulance service based in Athlone, Ireland. Operated...
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    Reims Rocket FR172H Stand Down Ceremony "After...

    Reims Rocket FR172H Stand Down Ceremony

    "After 47 years of service to the state, the 5 remaining (of 9 total) Reims Rocket FR172H aircraft were stood down from service.
    The first 4 aircraft...
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    The Toyota Land Cruiser will replace the Pajero. ...

    The Toyota Land Cruiser will replace the Pajero.
    The first vehicles should be delivered before the end of the year.
  23. Thread: Found on E-Bay

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    They are made by a French company called...

    They are made by a French company called Argueyrolles.
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    "Sunday's opener at Bray Air Display was Emerald,...

    "Sunday's opener at Bray Air Display was Emerald, a formation flight with Irish Air Corps' Team Silver and an Aer Lingus A320."

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  25. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Because one boot will not work in all climates or...

    Because one boot will not work in all climates or roles. A single type of boot will not work in temperate, extreme hot, extreme cold and jungle climates.
    The same goes for trousers and socks, the...
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