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  1. I heard about all the negativity about the F35...

    I heard about all the negativity about the F35 but when you read it on the above link and the price tag that goes with it I can't believe it.

    The Russians seem to be very up to date with their...
  2. Sympathies indeed but big questions about being...

    Sympathies indeed but big questions about being asleep on the wheel, all that radar equipment and such a big vessel
  3. Fleet regeneration: Portugal shapes up a modern, balanced fleet

    The Portuguese Navy is in the middle of a modernisation effort aimed at building a credible and versatile fleet within the constraints of its size that will enable it continue to operate across a...
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    Yip ship numbers really low for the U.K now...

    Yip ship numbers really low for the U.K now...
  5. Thread: A 1 Bde army?

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    And equip them with equipment for modern infantry...

    And equip them with equipment for modern infantry brigades - nothing major just what we have at the moment but kept modern. The defence forces budget is still very low by international standards. ...
  6. Thread: A 1 Bde army?

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    It wouldn't look that good, we should go back to...

    It wouldn't look that good, we should go back to a 3 brigade army. The Army is tiny as it is.
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    The Royal Australian Navy's future strategy

    The Royal Australian Navy's future strategy will see it acquire more capable individual platforms but also gain capability at the task force level...... - Report on the future of the Australian navy...
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    do you think they don't rate the steyr ?

    do you think they don't rate the steyr ?
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    good to see females passing

    good to see females passing
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    New Zealand says goodbye to Steyr

    What do you think of that ? I thought the Steyr was a good enough rifle although slightly awkward.
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    I hope they don't go backwards with anything but...

    I hope they don't go backwards with anything but also can't see the DF getting new capability or new roles. Total lack of will.
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    I didn't read anything about the white paper...

    I didn't read anything about the white paper except that its sticking to what they have at the moment. Even Egypt gets a few F-16s now and again.
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    seeing that Ireland has recognised Palestine...

    seeing that Ireland has recognised Palestine along with France Spain and others I bet Israel will take some kind of action. We might not be ordering off the yids any more : D
  14. Thread: End of an era.

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    put to the sword just like 1/2 of the irish navy...

    put to the sword just like 1/2 of the irish navy should be
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    4 X €100 million = peanuts. Go figure gov'

    4 X €100 million = peanuts. Go figure gov'
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    Yeah the CV 90 has been mentioned a lot when...

    Yeah the CV 90 has been mentioned a lot when talking about a replacement for the scorpion. The swedes use it AFAIK. The brits have went for the Scout SV family of vehicles (which should include a...
  17. Thread: Naval DPM

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    Would really like to see the design of the new...

    Would really like to see the design of the new Navy DPM, I really hope they get it right. Strictly copying the army but with navy colour might look terrible. A new modern uniform for the navy is...
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    didn't they buy that from Ireland at some point ?

    didn't they buy that from Ireland at some point ?
  19. No I did not but someone probably did. ...

    No I did not but someone probably did.



    Well I certainly wouldn't want it made it into a coast guard. Changing the name to Navy should also indicate the important role it has to play for the...
  20. They should designate the Naval Service the Navy...

    They should designate the Naval Service the Navy and keep it separate to the Coast Guard and Fisheries. Its a joke for a country surrounded by water not to have a Navy.
  21. Thread: 3 Para in Africa.

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    looks like a great change from the norm.

    looks like a great change from the norm.
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    any more pictures of beckett in dublin ?

    any more pictures of beckett in dublin ?
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    The new names are playwrights not 1916 leaders...

    The new names are playwrights not 1916 leaders military leaders. Its still better than girls names but maybe they will get bigger warships with appropriate names in the future.
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    anyone got any pictures of progress of James...

    anyone got any pictures of progress of James Joyce ?? Its a carbon copy of Samuel Beckett but it would be nice to see how far they are getting along with her.
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    Yes. She was on 6.1 RTE News there.

    Yes. She was on 6.1 RTE News there.
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