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    We dont have Cav Battalions. Even the squadrons...

    We dont have Cav Battalions. Even the squadrons we have each while doing similar roles, all are equipped differently.
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    Port control is a non runner, training is done...

    Port control is a non runner, training is done for it, but only seen when detailed to assist in local aquatic events. If security for visiting vessels is done, it is done by AGS water unit combined...
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    I think they were intended for Artillery FOs.

    I think they were intended for Artillery FOs.
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    It was the beancounters way of giving cav a job...

    It was the beancounters way of giving cav a job without need to provide any new armour.
    No regard for international best practice. Dismounts are just that, people who leave the vehicle when it...
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    We could have saved them a fortune on shipping..

    We could have saved them a fortune on shipping..
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    They mostly flogged them to their former...

    They mostly flogged them to their former colonies.
    Argentina had some in 1982 in the Falklands where the British brought Scorpion and Scimitar.
  7. My apologies, I visited the old comcen before it...

    My apologies, I visited the old comcen before it moved and I thought they were in the same place.
    Back when it was perfectly normal to bring large crowds of kids to all parts of the naval base. The...
  8. I think the comcen mentioned is the former comcen...

    I think the comcen mentioned is the former comcen that was destroyed by fire last year? It is next to the current cadet accommodation and I think the plan is to re purpose the building as cadet...
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    The 20mm was a good enough gun, but came about 20...

    The 20mm was a good enough gun, but came about 20 years too late. In the mid 80s there was trials of a Hughes chain gun and a Rarden which was then being removed from Fox scout cars.
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    No. Their 60mm was akin to a modern GMG, with...

    No. Their 60mm was akin to a modern GMG, with 2000m max range in indirect fire role. Direct fire range was 300m. No sights as such, judge the fall of shot...
  11. Refurbishment of Block 8 and 9 will also be...

    Refurbishment of Block 8 and 9 will also be interesting, from an architectural viewpoint, given their age and condition. Long overdue though.
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    Apart from the 120 mortar, have we ever deployed...

    Apart from the 120 mortar, have we ever deployed artillery overseas?
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    One of the more recent africa ops exposed the...

    One of the more recent africa ops exposed the weakness of the AML90 in a modern environment.
    Unfortunately, we remain without a replacement for this type of asset.
    Armoured recce, with enough...
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    There is no shortage of wind here. Wave power is...

    There is no shortage of wind here. Wave power is the next step. The technology is there, and irish engineers have been to the forefront. We could potentially lead this market if we get our act...
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    Took long enough.

    Took long enough.
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    We ended up sourcing 90mm from south africa,...

    We ended up sourcing 90mm from south africa, which was slightly different spec and dimension of the original. It didnt fit in the racks, but it fired fine. Prior to that we were getting it from the...
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    Indeed, who needs facts when you have your...

    Indeed, who needs facts when you have your opinions.
    I provided 2 sources to dispel your lies.
    The least, very least you could do is provide a source for your tale about the scientist who couldn't.
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    There are satellite systems available, at...

    There are satellite systems available, at relatively low cost, capable of providing a real time surveillance view of our waters, with no requirement for transponders. In fact the ships that have...
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    If that's the case, we'll definitely get them.

    If that's the case, we'll definitely get them.
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    Probably because what you state above, has been...

    Probably because what you state above, has been reputed as absolute bollox?
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-51020384


    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-50400851


    Go sell your...
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    But the upkeep of the hull is about 90% of what...

    But the upkeep of the hull is about 90% of what seamanship is all about.
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    California was not far off last year.

    California was not far off last year.
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    Simulators can only go so far. Nothing beats...

    Simulators can only go so far. Nothing beats having an actual ship under your feet when you are learning basic seamanship. Same is true for all branches. NMCI is set up mainly for the Merchant...
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    My organisation, a government agency, has a...

    My organisation, a government agency, has a particularly strange tradition. Some of us are uniformed, most are not. Many rotate through uniform during their career.
    If a member, who worked at any...
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    Cork used to have a Land rover just to tow the...

    Cork used to have a Land rover just to tow the Gun Carriage on which a coffin would sit.
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