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    The USN have lifted off the standing mast, while...

    The USN have lifted off the standing mast, while they are preparing to remove the fallen one both due to concerns with the structural integrity of the island, and for example of this, here's a tweet...
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    Wow, unlucky chopper to have that happen twice.

    Wow, unlucky chopper to have that happen twice.
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    I thought the Basin had already had a full...

    I thought the Basin had already had a full dredging only a couple of years ago to remove the slit and debris from Steel? As to the visual impact, feck me, we had steel itself for decades how could...
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    To be fair, for that one right now, the paint...

    To be fair, for that one right now, the paint scheme must be low down on the list, I doubt it will get it until the other 3 are here.
  5. Well, no tbh, it's not going away and it's going...

    Well, no tbh, it's not going away and it's going to be an issue throughout that period. It's active at both the international level at the OECD and at the EU level, and we are earning no friends with...
  6. Thread: Mali.

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    Has that issue with German SF affected their...

    Has that issue with German SF affected their deployments?
  7. Australia is a large navy, you are talking about...

    Australia is a large navy, you are talking about a navy that had carriers in service and now large Amphibs, with a GDP of over 1.4 trillion dollars, it is way outsized comparing it to anything we...
  8. Why include Australia? You are adding a much...

    Why include Australia? You are adding a much larger nation (economically, population etc), hell Portugal and Chile are also much larger population sizes.
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    Or Leo needs one if Micheál is using the current...

    Or Leo needs one if Micheál is using the current one? But seriously given how much the first one is already doing if Pilatus still have it why not go for it?
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    It wasn't available for the EUCO meeting due to...

    It wasn't available for the EUCO meeting due to maintenance reportedly, is it out of that yet?
  11. I think we all know the answer to that, but DOD...

    I think we all know the answer to that, but DOD would happily declare it as something not important.
  12. ANZACs that will be 30 odd years old at the stage...

    ANZACs that will be 30 odd years old at the stage when they are replaced (and designed even before that), thats like suggesting that we buy some surplus 4th gen fighters for QRA and ignoring the...
  13. Well to be fair the 31s are pulling equipment...

    Well to be fair the 31s are pulling equipment from the older 23's and even with that I wouldn't be surprised if the price goes up and delivery slips. That being said as you say there are cheaper...
  14. To be fair you are selecting the highest end...

    To be fair you are selecting the highest end warship in the Hunter for the role, there is and will be lower spec'd hulls that we could get if were interested in building up such capability, or build...
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    Or the PLAN Amphib that burned while fitting out....

    Or the PLAN Amphib that burned while fitting out. But yeah there does seem to be fire safety issues.
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    A hot take from the CNO on the material state:...

    A hot take from the CNO on the material state:
    https://breakingdefense.com/2020/07/fire-gutted-much-of-uss-bonhomme-richard-cno-gilday/
    Basically, "yeah we could rebuild her, but should we?"...
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    Who knows, if its still sitting there maybe, but...

    Who knows, if its still sitting there maybe, but would we get the same price now? Either way its worth asking the question.
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    Hasn't Austria already announced they were going...

    Hasn't Austria already announced they were going for lease to avoid holding a new tender? If so and given costs were a factor in their standing down the Typhoons, then I'd say either Gripen or F16's
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    Certainly not when it's a multi decade asset.

    Certainly not when it's a multi decade asset.
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    Wonder what the blacked out part is?

    Wonder what the blacked out part is?
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    Given how much activity the one PC12 has been up...

    Given how much activity the one PC12 has been up to since we got it, it's a shame but not surprising the DOD turned down the offer for two for only a tiny bit more. When you think about the fact that...
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    Don't think the older Tarawa class LHA's can.

    Don't think the older Tarawa class LHA's can.
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    The Wasps and the newer America's for the B in...

    The Wasps and the newer America's for the B in the USN.
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    Seems that Coveney might actually be interested...

    Seems that Coveney might actually be interested in trying to find ways to fix the crisis:
    https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40017806.html
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    And the Navy is reporting that all fires are out,...

    And the Navy is reporting that all fires are out, interesting angle from the back clearly shows the list, the well deck entrance was well above water yesterday now almost in the water:...
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