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    There you go. Afaik it was a Security Council...

    There you go. Afaik it was a Security Council decision which includes Russia and others. Russian interests are supplying stuff to Hafter. The members of the SC should put together the force to...
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    Listed building 200 years old with most of the...

    Listed building 200 years old with most of the original fabric built by Mitchell and other Fenians before going on holidays to Australia. The stairs are stone shiny surfaces the same design as the...
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    I take your point that there was a UN ARMS...

    I take your point that there was a UN ARMS EMBARGO but few, and not the Irish ships were directly involved in military intervention to seize or stop arms smuggling. The EU describe OP IRINI as a new...
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    But augmented by searching ships suspected of...

    But augmented by searching ships suspected of arms smuggling and illicit trade in POL. Sophia was more disrupting people trafficking.
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    This Operation is to enforce the UN arms embargo...

    This Operation is to enforce the UN arms embargo on LIBYA through direct implementation at Sea using Aerial, Satellite and MARITIME assets. The mission is authorised to carry out inspections of...
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    Getting back to things Navy, I see the Goma Two...

    Getting back to things Navy, I see the Goma Two are still waiting for DOD decisions. We in the military should work on the How and with What that the job could be done. By this time they should have...
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    It was what it was in the early 1980's the Aer...

    It was what it was in the early 1980's the Aer Corps selected the Dauphin and seemed to see it as the one for Naval Support and Search and Rescue. Five were bought and at least two were Fully fitted...
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    Certainly an error of recall on my part for which...

    Certainly an error of recall on my part for which I apologise and must do better!!. The Lynx for some reason was discarded by AC and the points made for the Dauphin were twin engines, full...
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    I,m not sure I said that as Nevesbu had a staff...

    I,m not sure I said that as Nevesbu had a staff and a full time technical manager at VCD who was responsible for integrating the operations package including all comms and radar systems including...
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    There was a leadership positivity throughout to...

    There was a leadership positivity throughout to start Naval Aviation and initially it was a go. However an uncertainty developed when the aviation components were attached to the ship for longer...
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    Just to clarify my point. The Military/ Naval...

    Just to clarify my point. The Military/ Naval conversation at the time was ideological and was big on ranges of ships we might operate, without grasping the foundations required to produce a...
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    I spent, between two ships building, about 2...

    I spent, between two ships building, about 2 years in VCD . They had a repair contract with the Russian Atlantic Fishing Fleet . Their budgets were tight in cash but they occasionally offered cases...
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    At that time an aspiration without the...

    At that time an aspiration without the requirement of training , billlets, and plenty of quay wall space. The only bit we did was post war with the corvettes in 1949 onwards. We mostly had ONE...
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    Even then the Brit side saw that we needed a...

    Even then the Brit side saw that we needed a naval mindset at such a conference. the leadership on our side had not yet attained a military/naval knowledge even though VIZE may have been a marine...
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    Just pointing out that we have an accidental Navy...

    Just pointing out that we have an accidental Navy that keeps changing operational profile every time we acquire new or replacement tonnage. The 1927 Conference was contentious on the Defended Ports...
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    [QUOTE=ancientmariner;473103]As regards...

    [QUOTE=ancientmariner;473103]As regards surveillance, Our control and monitoring of coastal regions is largely conceptual and reactive to specific circumstances. To be honest we need coastal radar...
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    Unions do at times have a problem but there was...

    Unions do at times have a problem but there was also the problem of fat cats at the time, acquiring swaths of the irish economy and living mostly abroad with very little payment of taxes to our...
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    Sticky: Poll: Not totally. There are about 230 fibre optic...

    Not totally. There are about 230 fibre optic cables systems world wide with 550,00 miles of fibre. They are the pipelines of economic and fiscal movement throughout the world. They suffer from an...
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    I agree. There is a loss and replacement cost in...

    I agree. There is a loss and replacement cost in everything undertaken, Global recommendations is to grow more trees to counter carbon. Others clear trees to grow vast amounts of seeds for oil. When...
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    Sticky: Poll: The Atlas Electronix system would be useful port...

    The Atlas Electronix system would be useful port based, as it could pass over a channel/entry before ships enter or leave to deal with a magnetic type mine by giving it a large ship magnetic pulse...
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    Sticky: Poll: The modern digital manufacturers and the part in...

    The modern digital manufacturers and the part in particular that interfaces with commercial and Naval maritime worlds are coming up with all kinds of options to do things remotely and at a distance....
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    Sticky: Poll: This is why I say we need to deploy a team to a...

    This is why I say we need to deploy a team to a working mothership/minehunter and get an overview of what the professionals are working with and get some info on their wish list. I think the sonar on...
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    Very right on biofuels. The USN have test...

    Very right on biofuels. The USN have test contracts in place for bio-fuels for both ships and jet fighters. Costs per gallon are very high but when the necessary harvests are in place for producing...
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    Sticky: The grouping of ship building projects in Europe...

    The grouping of ship building projects in Europe is as you say, a means to control costs , and share developments necessary for technical fit-out. All of our OPV classes are now finished and a 2030...
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    Sticky: Now that the program for OPV's is now complete...

    Now that the program for OPV's is now complete and our operationally viable fleet is deployable subject to manpower and ongoing refits of the two older vessels, it is time to contract out the...
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