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    Poll: I assume the State paid Aer Lingus for all the...

    I assume the State paid Aer Lingus for all the PPE flights to China?

    Did they have to pay them for the evacuation flights from Spain?
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    Poll: Aer Lingus offered an aircraft...

    Aer Lingus offered an aircraft
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/aer-lingus-offered-government-a-plane-to-save-millions-on-military-jet-bhjbgkt0n
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    Does 15 years count as very recently because...

    Does 15 years count as very recently because that’s when it came in?



    If you hadn’t met the criteria to remain effective you were posted non-effective by your unit commander. With resultant...
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    Ref RDF are those the total or effective...

    Ref RDF

    are those the total or effective strength figures?
    We know that the effective strength in many units was .... not sure how to put it


    Remember the VFM (this time 8 years ago) they...
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    Poll: A quick google tells me that Gormo’s runway is...

    A quick google tells me that Gormo’s runway is 821m long

    Maps tells me it is bounded on the East by the railway line and not too far beyond by the coast to the camp is bounded by the enterance...
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    It does say x amount of training nights must be...

    It does say x amount of training nights must be completed. A revised syllabus would be required in order to stop Bdes/units doing their own thing.

    It is outside of RDFRA’s remit

    If units want...
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    Followed by....

    Followed by....
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    And GOCAC I’ve said it before DoD and...

    And GOCAC

    I’ve said it before DoD and Government will not listen until COS says sorry we don’t have the resources.
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    Looks familiar “Pentagon Wars”?

    Looks familiar
    “Pentagon Wars”?
  10. The S92 didn’t have FAA type certification until...

    The S92 didn’t have FAA type certification until after the tender had been decided.

    The AC would have been the launch customer.

    With 3 for SAR, that was 2 bases and 1 spare.
  11. Unless the Government is willing to fund min 5...

    Unless the Government is willing to fund min 5 long range helis, with proper wages, proper 24/7 support (tech, aircrew, etc etc) it’s pointless! They would have very limited availability for other...
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    €2,500 bi-annually for 2 years 240 days at sea...

    €2,500 bi-annually for 2 years
    240 days at sea for the 2 years at sea
    Min 3 years service completed
    Possibly aimed at just techs (hopefully not)
    ...
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    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/138247/JSP403_Vol2_Chap29_DLRSC.pdf
    See page 5

    The Brits also fill them with compacted earth

    You...
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    Saw the compound with a lot of Timoney’s and...

    Saw the compound with a lot of Timoney’s and Panhards in it a few years ago. Lots of .5 and 84 shaped holes in them.

    If the more realistic (if static) hard targets are preserved (by filling with...
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    Looking at the numbers actually Say 144 a...

    Looking at the numbers actually

    Say 144 a year. 2 intakes a year that is 94 per intake. Say NSR get 8 and DFTC gets 20. Leaving the 2 Bdes with a platoon each.

    Therefore I now advocate for...
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    Why don’t they pump them full of concrete (to...

    Why don’t they pump them full of concrete (to make the last longer) and leave them in the target area
  17. Thread: Irish Steel Mill

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    The Glen borders the national park...

    The Glen borders the national park
    https://www.wicklowmountainsnationalpark.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/WMNP_Map.pdf
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    The nature of what is under the now park severely...

    The nature of what is under the now park severely limits its potential uses unfortunately. There is probably not a whole lot else that could be done with it.

    A rifle range, parking, a mock up for...
  19. Thread: JLTV woes

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    https://twitter.com/jonhawkes275/status/1316685627...

    https://twitter.com/jonhawkes275/status/1316685627178582017?s=21
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    Sticky: At the end of the day the NS is a multi role...

    At the end of the day the NS is a multi role state agency and all vessels must be able to deliver multiple roles.... a basic part of that no matter if it is a submarine or a carrier, nationally or...
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    Single force concept ;)

    Single force concept ;)
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    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/cour...

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/circuit-court/two-peace-activists-damaged-runway-at-shannon-airport-court-hears-1.4379942?mode=amp
  23. Total defence is basically an interdepartmental &...

    Total defence is basically an interdepartmental & cross-functional coordinated approach to mitigate risks
  24. Thread: LE Niamh

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    https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-40...

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-40059263.html?fbclid=IwAR36Qt97uTEYRtSUDxCn4voUXeC2KaPE8rwPPl6LciKr6oTWAUGT3PDcj-w
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    Is the F35 Price Coming down just for exports...

    Is the F35 Price Coming down just for exports (subsidised by US)?

    I assume like the Gripen the F35 shares it “electronic picture” with the rest of the aircraft on the mission? So only 1 aircraft...
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