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    It is the same basic aircraft mate. They have...

    It is the same basic aircraft mate. They have simply a different level of avionic fit out that relates to their role.

    The FA-50 is a very good capable aircraft. The RoKAF fly 60 to do the very...
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    The early F-16 used the AN/APG-66 which is used...

    The early F-16 used the AN/APG-66 which is used in the basic T-50. The far more modern EL/M-2032 is used in the TA-50 and FA-50. KAI are currently working on integrating a AESA radar and at Block 20...
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    I am aware of that 2012 Rand study you are...

    I am aware of that 2012 Rand study you are obviously referencing which estimated that the CPFH of the Gripen C was USD$4750 for fuel burn, servicing, maintenance and personnel overhead, however the...
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    You would need a variation on that Gripen lease...

    You would need a variation on that Gripen lease to build it up in staggered tranches to match the sequencing of pilot training. Those current lease deals are with countries that already had a cohort...
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    A further alternative and albeit more affordable...

    A further alternative and albeit more affordable is to upgrade the PC-9M cockpits to the latest digital PC-21 LIFT configuration and upgrade the PT6A-62 engines to get a level of performance closer...
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    I am not sure if this made the news in Ireland...

    I am not sure if this made the news in Ireland but the Australians are going on a $270 Billion shopping spree over the next 10 years.
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    The Puma's last week had their support contract...

    The Puma's last week had their support contract renewed until 2025. So likely after that runs out in 5 years as a replacement will need to be found and will take that long to sort through.

    As for...
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    Just to give you an example RNZAF 75 Sqd usually...

    Just to give you an example RNZAF 75 Sqd usually had 12 A-4K's assigned sometimes more. However with 12, 2 aircraft will always be phasing through a Level O Depot Maintenance Activation Plan and...
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    Four roaring F-101's .... and sometimes they have...

    Four roaring F-101's .... and sometimes they have that old school Concorde crackle ... love it. The C-5A Galaxy's were another special sound, like 100000 screaming electrolux vacuum cleaners going...
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    https://www.flightglobal.com/rnzaf-chief-eyes-big-...

    https://www.flightglobal.com/rnzaf-chief-eyes-big-regions-broad-requirements/139039.article

    Flight Global interview with RNZAF Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Clark about RNZAF platforms and acquisition...
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    Indeed Dev. Disruption and disinformation are the...

    Indeed Dev. Disruption and disinformation are the key words. You may find this Canadian Global Affairs Institute perspective interesting as it relates directly to what has been unfolding off the west...
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    The multirole sustainment vessel HMNZS Aotearoa...

    The multirole sustainment vessel HMNZS Aotearoa has arrived at Devonport Naval base in Auckland following its delivery from the HHI shipyard in South Korea. The new vessel was greeted with a stirring...
  13. They did take quite a lot longer than expected to...

    They did take quite a lot longer than expected to both arrive and to get IOC with the RNZAF, but are now doing reasonably well. Still very expensive to buy, support and to operate.
  14. I just had to put in a plug for my mates ... just...

    I just had to put in a plug for my mates ... just on the off chance you see. :n:)

    Those guys have pretty good designs. Do they get much support from government agencies locally for builds.
  15. My hometown of Auckland has a few useful minor...

    My hometown of Auckland has a few useful minor vessels built for government agencies that operate out of the harbour for inshore work all designed by a local firm Teknicraft which are always keen to...
  16. I know your'e joking .... but technically the UK...

    I know your'e joking .... but technically the UK don't own it, thus it is not theirs to lose. Whitehall just kind of run it as caretakers on behalf of the British Crown and for the convenience of the...
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    There has been a missing inshore requirement for...

    There has been a missing inshore requirement for many years since the three F-27 Friendships were not replaced due to government cost cutting. That is the complementary aspect . The P-8A's will do...
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    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300038734/the-air...

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300038734/the-air-force-comes-to-the-rescue-of-1000-stranded-seasonal-workers-from-vanuatu

    The Royal NZ Air Force has come to the rescue of more than 1000 seasonal...
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    Military rotary taskings are about operating a...

    Military rotary taskings are about operating a flight team which includes the all important crewman in a tactical and potentially hostile environment and embraces training and proficiency profiles...
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    The operative word there is "cover" for the...

    The operative word there is "cover" for the civilian providers. All militaries with rotary provide that to a lesser degree. But it is not core business and certainly not as a first responder for...
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    Honestly I am struggling to think of one other...

    Honestly I am struggling to think of one other than Ireland that provides an air ambulance service for civilians other than on a very specialist and very rare occasion. Air ambulances both fixed wing...
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    Priscilla Queen of the Desert or Muriel's Wedding?

    Priscilla Queen of the Desert or Muriel's Wedding?
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    Other than the MX-20HD and MIDS-Link 16 the only...

    Other than the MX-20HD and MIDS-Link 16 the only additional statement about the contract is "this purchase also includes sensors and performance improvements that will assist New Zealand during...
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    https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/five-new-super...

    https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/five-new-super-hercules-join-air-force-fleet

    NZ Government has confirmed the acquisition of five Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules.
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    Poll: Not quite, it was a different program in those...

    Not quite, it was a different program in those days and that H model refresh by LM was also run by us when we were thinking of C-130 / B727 replacement options back in 2002. What they are offering...
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