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    Different priorities. While Slovenia to the south...

    Different priorities. While Slovenia to the south still has no interceptors to speak of, Austria does not have the Air defence bubble that Switzerland enjoys.
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    They did, because the purchase of the jets was...

    They did, because the purchase of the jets was tied into cuts to spending on Education. They were to pay $3bn up front for 22 Gripen NG (which evolved into the Gripen E), and the Greens suggested the...
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    There was a moment, in the early 2000s when those...

    There was a moment, in the early 2000s when those of us still in the reserve saw light on the horizon. We were being used as enemy for Brigade level PDF exercises. We were getting the chance to learn...
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    In effect though, the Swiss just voted to a...

    In effect though, the Swiss just voted to a dramatic increase in Defence spending by 1.4% annually. There is a huge "No army" lobby group though.
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    Yeah, initial tallies showed a much larger gap.

    Yeah, initial tallies showed a much larger gap.
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    It looks like the Swiss people will...

    It looks like the Swiss people will overwhelmingly vote in support of the replacement of their F/A-18s.
    Strange that the ordinary people of a neutral nation with no enemy on their borders would see...
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    Many years ago the Cav Corps had corps...

    Many years ago the Cav Corps had corps concentrations. Reserve units arrived in the Glen the week before and spent it all practicing contact drills, patrols etc.
    Week 2 the PDF arrived, 72 hour ex...
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    Nice virtual tour.

    Nice virtual tour.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Let&#39;s take a detailed and exclusive tour of the new generation <a...
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    We only have to look at NZ, with a similar...

    We only have to look at NZ, with a similar population and economy as ours, and a similar security profile. They can manage a Naval fleet of Helicopter capable OPVs and an MRV, as well as a fleet...
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    Same reason you have 5 RDF Lt Cols....

    Same reason you have 5 RDF Lt Cols....
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    No pace stick?

    No pace stick?
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    Sticky: Eithne gets her teeth back.

    Eithne gets her teeth back.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pictured are Naval Ordnance Section and Naval Dockyard personnel refitting LÉ Eithne <a...
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    The longer we wait, the costlier it becomes....

    The longer we wait, the costlier it becomes. Imagine if, in 1923, as originally proposed, the Free State navy had begun life with a mix of Sub Hunting destroyers and armed trawlers, (the Frigates and...
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    Impossible, Regs are written in stone and buried...

    Impossible, Regs are written in stone and buried under the foundation of DFHQ.
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    I don't see the reply,I just see them talking...

    I don't see the reply,I just see them talking about Kildare. What date is the reply?
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    Are you suggesting that they won't feel patriotic...

    Are you suggesting that they won't feel patriotic at the sound of the first few bars of "A fifth of Beethoven"?
    The whole work/life profile has changed too. When I was in school, you needed a...
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    Thing is, the children born as a result of...

    Thing is, the children born as a result of millennium celebrations, we missed that baby boom. If we can't fill vacancies through normal means when the target audience has never been larger, there is...
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    This piece is worth a read for the last line...

    This piece is worth a read for the last line alone.
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a34112191/swiss-fighter-jets/
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    That was before Spain joined the EEC. They were a...

    That was before Spain joined the EEC. They were a third country then, who spent most of their time fishing in Irish waters....

    Back to the title and theme of the thread, if we have to think...
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    That exactly. The Retired officers also have a...

    That exactly. The Retired officers also have a pretty good one, think it is free online. More educated audience. Not bluffers like us :)
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    There is no shortage of well written policy...

    There is no shortage of well written policy proposals in other similar journals. The Webinars show the quality of what is available. I guess An Cosantoir just wasn't in the line of sight to reach the...
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    Possibly the unintentional consequence of the DF...

    Possibly the unintentional consequence of the DF Info officer de facto editing the publication. Hard to be objective when your priority is to sell the organisation.
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    That's the one. Much appreciated. The Irish...

    That's the one. Much appreciated.
    The Irish Maritime Forum was the group who put forward this proposal (and other things). Unfortunately the designs mentioned are obsolete now 20 years later, but...
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    It used to be online somewhere. I think Jim...

    It used to be online somewhere. I think Jim Robinson, Capt (NS) Retd had a part in it.
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    Some years ago a panel of experts came up with a...

    Some years ago a panel of experts came up with a "fantasy fleet" to suit Ireland's needs at the time. They proposed it to the government during the White Paper consultation. It used to be online, but...
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