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  1. And the S3 replaced the KA-6, which replaced the...

    And the S3 replaced the KA-6, which replaced the EKA-3.
    Can't see the F35 becoming a tanker any time.
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    Your link isn't working, but it left Cologne at...

    Your link isn't working, but it left Cologne at around 2.30pm local, heading back home now, so probably was.
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    A narrow band of white between the green and gold...

    A narrow band of white between the green and gold instead.
  4. It is, when you think to get where they are they...

    It is, when you think to get where they are they first got rid of all the Sea harriers, then scrapped the Old carriers, one by one.
    Flip flop on whether there would be one, two or one and a half...
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    That ship does a weekly run from the med/Italy....

    That ship does a weekly run from the med/Italy. More likely they are coming back from UNIFIL.
  6. But without either its own tankers or AEWACS...

    But without either its own tankers or AEWACS aircraft.
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RoRo at our Deepwater berth in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ringaskiddy?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ringaskiddy</a> was busy today...
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    Different priorities. While Slovenia to the south...

    Different priorities. While Slovenia to the south still has no interceptors to speak of, Austria does not have the Air defence bubble that Switzerland enjoys.
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    They did, because the purchase of the jets was...

    They did, because the purchase of the jets was tied into cuts to spending on Education. They were to pay $3bn up front for 22 Gripen NG (which evolved into the Gripen E), and the Greens suggested the...
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    There was a moment, in the early 2000s when those...

    There was a moment, in the early 2000s when those of us still in the reserve saw light on the horizon. We were being used as enemy for Brigade level PDF exercises. We were getting the chance to learn...
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    In effect though, the Swiss just voted to a...

    In effect though, the Swiss just voted to a dramatic increase in Defence spending by 1.4% annually. There is a huge "No army" lobby group though.
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    Yeah, initial tallies showed a much larger gap.

    Yeah, initial tallies showed a much larger gap.
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    It looks like the Swiss people will...

    It looks like the Swiss people will overwhelmingly vote in support of the replacement of their F/A-18s.
    Strange that the ordinary people of a neutral nation with no enemy on their borders would see...
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    Many years ago the Cav Corps had corps...

    Many years ago the Cav Corps had corps concentrations. Reserve units arrived in the Glen the week before and spent it all practicing contact drills, patrols etc.
    Week 2 the PDF arrived, 72 hour ex...
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    Nice virtual tour.

    Nice virtual tour.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Let&#39;s take a detailed and exclusive tour of the new generation <a...
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    We only have to look at NZ, with a similar...

    We only have to look at NZ, with a similar population and economy as ours, and a similar security profile. They can manage a Naval fleet of Helicopter capable OPVs and an MRV, as well as a fleet...
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    Same reason you have 5 RDF Lt Cols....

    Same reason you have 5 RDF Lt Cols....
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    No pace stick?

    No pace stick?
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    Sticky: Eithne gets her teeth back.

    Eithne gets her teeth back.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pictured are Naval Ordnance Section and Naval Dockyard personnel refitting LÉ Eithne <a...
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    The longer we wait, the costlier it becomes....

    The longer we wait, the costlier it becomes. Imagine if, in 1923, as originally proposed, the Free State navy had begun life with a mix of Sub Hunting destroyers and armed trawlers, (the Frigates and...
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    Impossible, Regs are written in stone and buried...

    Impossible, Regs are written in stone and buried under the foundation of DFHQ.
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    I don't see the reply,I just see them talking...

    I don't see the reply,I just see them talking about Kildare. What date is the reply?
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    Are you suggesting that they won't feel patriotic...

    Are you suggesting that they won't feel patriotic at the sound of the first few bars of "A fifth of Beethoven"?
    The whole work/life profile has changed too. When I was in school, you needed a...
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    Thing is, the children born as a result of...

    Thing is, the children born as a result of millennium celebrations, we missed that baby boom. If we can't fill vacancies through normal means when the target audience has never been larger, there is...
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    This piece is worth a read for the last line...

    This piece is worth a read for the last line alone.
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a34112191/swiss-fighter-jets/
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