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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The re-engagement of personnel to No 3 Ops Wing has allowed the Unit the opportunity to train additional crews in the specialised area of...
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    The tow hitch on a Mowag is much larger than the...

    The tow hitch on a Mowag is much larger than the type fitted to a Pajero so I highly doubt it would fit.
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    Yes, there is, but if you hitch anything onto it...

    Yes, there is, but if you hitch anything onto it the ramp can not be opened. It's used for emergency towing another Mowag.
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    Mortars are organic to a mechanised infantry...

    Mortars are organic to a mechanised infantry company's structure, the only guaranteed indirect fire resource.
    Due to the small number of Mowags, a mech inf coy is going to the largest size armoured...
  5. There is a long seated contempt towards funding...

    There is a long seated contempt towards funding the Defence Forces by successive governments. The same governments who have no problem at throwing millions at private companies, €700 million for a...
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    Five acres of Defence Forces land in Bray Co...

    Five acres of Defence Forces land in Bray Co Wicklow is being 'transferred' (not sold) to Wicklow County Council for housing.
    Given its location, I would say it would easily fetch €5 million on the...
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    An Air Corps AW139 was today tasked to transport...

    An Air Corps AW139 was today tasked to transport members of the Garda Emergency Response Unit from Dublin to Co Cork following a shooting incident.

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    A marine flare will be burnt out and the heat...

    A marine flare will be burnt out and the heat gone in under a minute. It would also be far too small of a heat signature.
    You may want it to last a few hours and be large enough to lock on to.
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    You cant light a fire in concrete to create a...

    You cant light a fire in concrete to create a heat signature.
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    Cpl Ryan Kelly engages and destroys an armoured...

    Cpl Ryan Kelly engages and destroys an armoured target during his units pre-deployment training in the Glen of Imaal.
    Cpl Kelly is a member of Javelin Platoon, Recce Company, 117 Infantry Battalion...
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    Sticky: It sounds like an MRV ship is a failed concept,...

    It sounds like an MRV ship is a failed concept, shite at being a patrol vessel and shite at being a logistics/amphibious ship.

    A dedicated logistics/amphibious ship would be of actual use.
  12. Why it's time for tough thinking on Ireland's national security

    Why it's time for tough thinking on Ireland's national security



    https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/1012/1170975-ireland-national-security-defence-forces-un-security-council/
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    From D ORD.

    From D ORD.
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    2 BDE operational units to be issued brown Haix's...

    2 BDE operational units to be issued brown Haix's in two weeks time, followed later by 1 BDE and then DFTC.
    No word on when they can be 'officially' worn.
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today 15 MOWAG Piranhas disembarked at Ringaskiddy????????, returning from UN service in UNIFIL???????? &amp; UNDOF????????. These were replaced...
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    They returned from Lebanon.

    They returned from Lebanon.
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The recent increase in cases of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID%E3%83%BC19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID?19</a> in Ireland...
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    There is currently no family-friendly overseas...

    There is currently no family-friendly overseas vacancies, its six months straight with no leave, plus two weeks quarantine beforehand.
    When there was, a small number of vacancies were pre-designated...
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    The Air Corps has carried out a medical...

    The Air Corps has carried out a medical repatriation flight from an overseas mission.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Last week was a busy week for No 1 Ops Wing. 101 Sqn...
  20. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Sergeant Major ceremonial canes now on issue. ...

    Sergeant Major ceremonial canes now on issue.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Unit cane will be a symbol &amp; record of Unit history. Sgt Majors | Warrant Officers across <a...
  21. Thread: Austrian Army

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    Austria buying 18 Leonardo AW169M helicopters to...

    Austria buying 18 Leonardo AW169M helicopters to replace Alouette III
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  22. Thread: Nordic Uniform

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    As far as I'm aware the copyright of Irish DPM...

    As far as I'm aware the copyright of Irish DPM was not registered.
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    Try double-clicking on it.

    Try double-clicking on it.
  24. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    Irish peacekeepers not among 90 Lebanon Covid-19...

    Irish peacekeepers not among 90 Lebanon Covid-19 cases

    https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2020/0913/1164953-lebanon-peacekeepers-coronavirus/
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    That turned out to be a disaster.

    That turned out to be a disaster.
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