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    From wiki regarding the UK ETV situation: In...

    From wiki regarding the UK ETV situation:

    In 2010, the Government announced as part of the Department for Transport's share of cuts in the Comprehensive Spending Review, that the ETV fleet would...
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    That is unlikely.

    That is unlikely.
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    Regarding visibility in bad weather/darkness, an...

    Regarding visibility in bad weather/darkness, an RBS 70 operator is cued remotely from the radar and finds the target through a thermal imager.
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    Another advantage for Mistral is it is fire and...

    Another advantage for Mistral is it is fire and forget, unlike current RBS 70 guidance which requires operator input all the way to impact.
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    Not so much of a hindrance as you might expect....

    Not so much of a hindrance as you might expect. Malta Freeport handles over 3 million TEU's per anum. On a small island without road links.

    Regarding intermodal, the railway line to Foynes from...
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    With the current goings on in Gatwick another...

    With the current goings on in Gatwick another dimension to airspace security has entered the public consciousness.

    It might be time to invest in something like the BA's Drone Dome system...
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    The purpose of the joint Nats/Military Ops room...

    The purpose of the joint Nats/Military Ops room is to manage interaction between the UK's 800 plus active military aircraft and one of the busiest FIRs on the planet. It does not provide joint access...
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    In absolutely no way should military radar feed...

    In absolutely no way should military radar feed into the IAA operated system. For multiple reasons. Such technology is a national security concern to multiple nations. The information it generates is...
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    A very achievable option would be something like...

    A very achievable option would be something like the SAAB MSHORAD.

    It uses vehicle mounted Giraffe 1X radar (75km range), coupled with vehicle mounted RBS70NG RWS. Like before targets are cued...
  10. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    Must have been fun handballing that from the...

    Must have been fun handballing that from the aircraft into the container.

    What's with the speed tape on the flir ball?
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    Sticky: We can't let ourselves be limited by such cop...

    We can't let ourselves be limited by such cop outs. In reality there are ships half the size with twice the sensor and weapons capability with simple scabbed on non through deck fit outs. There is...
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    Sticky: Any updates? Not looking promising.

    Any updates? Not looking promising.
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    There is a long nose version is also available on...

    There is a long nose version is also available on Italian built machines and is in service with on Italian Air Force, Coast Guard and Maltese Armed Forces.

    Quite a surprise that the UH-72 Lakota...
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    Geographically a better location than either...

    Geographically a better location than either airports but without an instrument approach it will be more weather limited requiring Visual Flight Rules for operations.

    Long history of helicopter...
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    The forward deployment of aircraft, aircrew,...

    The forward deployment of aircraft, aircrew, technicians and ordinance to a remote operating location is something that has long been called for here on IMO, so credit where credit is due.
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    RIP. Had the pleasure of working with him 10...

    RIP.

    Had the pleasure of working with him 10 years ago. A gentleman and a highly capable skydiver.
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    Repatriation is often covered by health and/or...

    Repatriation is often covered by health and/or travel insurance. There are a small number of private jet companies that specialize in patient repatriations. One in Shannon today also. Call sign "Med...
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    GASU at this point should be manned 100% from...

    GASU at this point should be manned 100% from within the ranks of the Gardai. A completely separate entity with its own cadre of pilots and observers drawn from within the force.

    Likewise the...
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    Well that should dispel any lingering doubt as to...

    Well that should dispel any lingering doubt as to these aircraft. In that case, the fit out will be done by the experts and it will be a very capable force multiplier.
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    Absolutely the most cost efficient way to...

    Absolutely the most cost efficient way to increase the operational footprint of Irish ships. It has long been talked about. Ideally something like the S-100 as it can be armed with a LMM so it not...
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    Would these be the same 90m OPV's that we insist...

    Would these be the same 90m OPV's that we insist upon building without an on-board helicopter, ostensibly because a land based MPA is more effective for our needs?

    Thought we knew better than the...
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    Trying to squeeze too many roles from a single...

    Trying to squeeze too many roles from a single type has never worked well for the IAC in the past. Think Dauphin. A role specific aircraft does not necessarily mean you're not getting vfm, in fact...
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    I hate to point out the obvious but......

    I hate to point out the obvious but......
  24. The aircraft had their armament fit out added in...

    The aircraft had their armament fit out added in Austria prior to delivery.
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    While the rest of the world unashamedly buys or...

    While the rest of the world unashamedly buys or manufactures locally, every Irish government has of yet failed to see the value in supporting local industry with local manufacturing or basic...
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