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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:
  9. 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...
  10. 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/
  12. 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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    It is now 355 by 2034; the 500 ship Navy was a...

    It is now 355 by 2034; the 500 ship Navy was a long time ago.
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    But they still believe they need more, especially...

    But they still believe they need more, especially as China now has 2 with 2 more building!
    They only have 11x CVN's and 9x LHA/LHD's to counter the Chinese without a replacement.
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    Sticky: Although not directly related to our requirements...

    Although not directly related to our requirements the USN is operating Mark-VI patrol boats (25.4m) out of the well deck of the USS Comstock (LSD 45). A tradition that goes back to their first LSD...
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    Seems that dur to the criminal investigation the...

    Seems that dur to the criminal investigation the USN still does not know if they can save the USS Bonhomme-Richard. Even if they can it might have to re-build everything from the well deck upwards....
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    So the next generation HUMVEE is now here, we...

    So the next generation HUMVEE is now here, we will have to see if it will give the JLTV a runs for its money.

    https://www.amgeneral.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/NXT-360_102020.pdf
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    It is usually some local elected representative...

    It is usually some local elected representative who dreams these things up to win a few votes. I am just waiting for someone to declare the Glen an outstanding area of natural beauty and turn it into...
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    If it was my decision to make there would be a...

    If it was my decision to make there would be a security barrier at the start of the bridge and pass that would be a military base. IMHO although it make make a nice amenity there are plenty of other...
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    Poll: Will be interesting if the Dutch go with new...

    Will be interesting if the Dutch go with new aircraft of their own or go the joint model with the Germans, they already share the Karel Doorman JSS and contribute to a joint Armoured battalion.
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    I think it is good to see some local produce kit,...

    I think it is good to see some local produce kit, come come in handy for the auld fella for getting the messages out of the car, would a great help lifting the Calor bottle or the bale of brickets...
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    Poll: The Dutch have just announced that they will now...

    The Dutch have just announced that they will now replace their 4x C-130's with new aircraft at a cost of €250 million to €1 billion. It was decided that the cost of keeping them in-service and...
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    There is a separate gate and roadway at the end...

    There is a separate gate and roadway at the end of the bridge before the security barrier. The roadway run parallel to one inside the security fence of the base to what should be a public car-park at...
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