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  1. Just how many other EU nations have contracted...

    Just how many other EU nations have contracted their SAR to private companies?
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    I know, perhaps the plan is to use Taxis to...

    I know, perhaps the plan is to use Taxis to transport troops in an Emergency!! And we must not forget we even have trouble issuing more than one pair of boots.
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    Boot mobile went out 75 years ago, even the BEF...

    Boot mobile went out 75 years ago, even the BEF was fully motorised, no modern force is boot mobile. We need to get away from number of boots, if we only want to spend 0.3% on defence then better to...
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    In a modern military context there are 3 main...

    In a modern military context there are 3 main types of "light infantry",
    (a) Airborne/Airmobile
    (b) Mountain Troops (Chasseurs Alpins, Gebirgsj├Ąger, Alpini)
    (c) Marine/Commando

    All are...
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    When was the last active duty deployment as light...

    When was the last active duty deployment as light infantry?
    We do not have enough trucks to transport all our infantry troops, are they all going to march everywhere?
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    The French also deployed the GCT-155 SPG as well...

    The French also deployed the GCT-155 SPG as well (famously falling off a truck in UN markings), while the Italian have and continue to deploy their Centauro tank destroyers to UNIFIL. And if I...
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    The French also deployed the GCT-155 SPG as well...

    The French also deployed the GCT-155 SPG as well (famously falling off a truck in UN markings), while the Italian have and continue to deploy their Centauro tank destroyers to UNIFIL.
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    The main advantage that a GOAT system has is the...

    The main advantage that a GOAT system has is the time to shoot and scoot. A modern system will be able to stop, fire a few rounds and be on its way again before the traditional towed system is even...
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    It is the Atlas Elektronik ARCIMS system, an 11m...

    It is the Atlas Elektronik ARCIMS system, an 11m remote vessel that has been in development for some years. It can be ship based or shore based, indeed for the latter it can be truck mounted to allow...
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    To come back to your earlier statement, the...

    To come back to your earlier statement, the Eithne, Ciara and Orla are all now long overdue for replacement, in 15 yrs the Mowags will reach the end of their useful lives and so on. There needs to be...
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    The first major operator of the PC-9, the RAAF...

    The first major operator of the PC-9, the RAAF only removed the type after 32 years of service. Looking at the older PC-7, they are still in service with the Swiss 41 years after they were...
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    KMW have done a small re-vamp of their 155mm AGM,...

    KMW have done a small re-vamp of their 155mm AGM, could this be the first move to respond to the marketing efforts of BAe Systems with their Archer?
    As shown the AGM is mounted on an Iveco Trakker...
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    Overseas Aid is just that overseas aid, if it is...

    Overseas Aid is just that overseas aid, if it is used for military equipment or expenses then it is no longer overseas aid but military expenditure. The reason why the amount is almost the same as...
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    Poll: No I am not, I was just talking about active...

    No I am not, I was just talking about active fighter bases, the ones that make the real noise.
    Unless I am mistaken the only aircraft based at RAF Northolt are No.32 Squadron operating 4 BAe146's...
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    Poll: For the moment! The Dublin areas continues to...

    For the moment! The Dublin areas continues to expand and the area will see increasing demands on land even if only for recreation. Any future investment in infrastructure should be future proof for...
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    Poll: Gormo has very limited scope for expansion, it is...

    Gormo has very limited scope for expansion, it is boxed in on one side by the main rail link to the north, on the other by the main road link. To the south is Balbriggan while to the north is our...
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    Not really the Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) is...

    Not really the Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) is aimed at a particular set of light troops for whom mobility is more important. The ISV can easily be hung under a UH-60, while the only US helicopters...
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    Sticky: I am guessing that the LCP on the Absalon will be...

    I am guessing that the LCP on the Absalon will be replaced with a containerised TAS which means that the vessels can switch roles easily. Same would go for the MH-60R's which can still be exchanged...
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    Sticky: Here is a translated text:

    Here is a translated text:
  20. It would be better to go for a single solution...

    It would be better to go for a single solution for both SAR and medium lift. The Danes and Portuguese went with the AW-101 while Spain is going with the NH-90 both are true military helicopters. The...
  21. HMS Forth is deployed to the Falklands were she...

    HMS Forth is deployed to the Falklands were she replace HMS Clyde which throughout its service did provide support to SAR missions.
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    Sticky: Well now there is a formal statement from the...

    Well now there is a formal statement from the Danish MoD, the Absalon class are now transformed from Support Ships to ASW frigates.
    https://forsvaret.dk/da/nyheder/2020/sovarnets-nye-fregatter/
  23. Completely crazy, not only should the Air Corp be...

    Completely crazy, not only should the Air Corp be fully integrated but the Naval Service also. The UK has fitted the Batch 2 Rivers with a large heli deck which means they can refuel SAR helicopters...
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    It is an end-of-life shoot, once they have...

    It is an end-of-life shoot, once they have finished with it then some scrap dealer will come and take it away. If you fill it with concrete then the removal is going to cost a lot more. Plus while...
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    The 6.5L diesel and 90L tank are from the...

    The 6.5L diesel and 90L tank are from the original HUMVEE, so unless a customer needs a bigger tank that is what it will stay. There is the tray-extension at the rear which seems to have spaces for...
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