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    Poll: Then why on earth are we talking about buying...

    Then why on earth are we talking about buying more?
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    Poll: This is a pretty bad piece of SW. @Dev, would you...

    This is a pretty bad piece of SW. @Dev, would you consider moving this to Tapatalk?
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    Poll: Does the C-295 have a useful range for us? With...

    Does the C-295 have a useful range for us? With deployments to Mali and stuff? 2000nm with 6 Mg payload, which is not enough to reach Beirut from Dublin.
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    I am not really seeing the point of the TA-50....

    I am not really seeing the point of the TA-50. Not nearly as widespread as the Gripen, and not built by a friend and ally. And not in service yet.
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    https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/france-orders...

    https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/france-orders-first-seven-albatros-maritime-surveillance-aircraft-from-dassault/141222.article
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    How often has the NS pointed a gun at a...

    How often has the NS pointed a gun at a racacitrant fishing boat or fired a warning shot compared to sinking one? The point is the clearly implied "or else".
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    Nope. Also, what would it do if the intercepted...

    Nope. Also, what would it do if the intercepted aircraft refused to follow orders? Go "boo"?
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    Hey, If I can have my dream outfit, I'd like 12...

    Hey, If I can have my dream outfit, I'd like 12 Gripen Echo and 24 Foxtrot Growler please. And 2 Gloabaleye
  9. ayup

    ayup
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    Poll: Not Pumas, Lynxes, which is a much more sensible...

    Not Pumas, Lynxes, which is a much more sensible IFV.
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    Primary civilian long range radars Lease...

    Primary civilian long range radars



    Lease of 12 C and 2 D, this being the standard



    A321 XLR
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    None of them supersonic and hence not able to gt...

    None of them supersonic and hence not able to gt where they need to be in a hurry. This is counterindicated for intercepts. And I still say that a Gripen C/D lease would be cheaper than buying any of...
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    If we start into the fast jet game, I'd go with 2...

    If we start into the fast jet game, I'd go with 2 A 321 XLR MRTT and yes, probe and drogue refuelling, most the rest of the EU uses it.
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    Poll: Probably. but I submit that the area is too built...

    Probably. but I submit that the area is too built up to host fast movers. Also, we'd want them further west.
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    It was a CV-90 with a different shell AFAIK. Just...

    It was a CV-90 with a different shell AFAIK. Just go buy a CV-90 or, better, a Lynx.
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    Poll: Shannon. Build a joint base with the NS.

    Shannon. Build a joint base with the NS.
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    Poll: I'd argue that the AC should relocate if we were...

    I'd argue that the AC should relocate if we were to acquire bigger and/or faster birds.
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    Sticky: It started life as an AA gun - as did anything...

    It started life as an AA gun - as did anything below 149mm. But you can get Volcano for it, so these days defo capable of NGS.
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    Poll: I thought we'd be retiring the 2 235s post haste?

    I thought we'd be retiring the 2 235s post haste?
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    Mostly louder ...

    Mostly louder ...
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    This is the Norwegian vessel. It is armed: ...

    This is the Norwegian vessel. It is armed:
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    Sticky: The Arrowhead 120 - the little brother of the T31...

    The Arrowhead 120 - the little brother of the T31 - with an OPV weapons outfit would be nice
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  23. Thanks. If officers apply racial slurs to their...

    Thanks. If officers apply racial slurs to their brothers in arms, what does that say about their willingness to treat them equally, lay down their lives for them etc? Do they actually consider them...
  24. I can call myself an a-hole. That doesn't mean...

    I can call myself an a-hole. That doesn't mean you get to. POC can use the N word for themselves. That doesn't mean us white folk get to. Easy, isn't it?
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    My understanding is that "light" is boot...

    My understanding is that

    "light" is boot borne
    "motorised" is APC borne
    "mechanised" is IFV borne

    And for arty I would say AMOS or NEMO on 8 wheeler. Has direct fire ability.
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