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    A NZDF Brigadier attache said the same thing...

    A NZDF Brigadier attache said the same thing under 10 years ago in another function.

    The Canadian Attache reiterated the comment and even pointed his crutch at the DoD ASG.

    Rare moment of...
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    2020 and the Dept nor the DF has a documented...

    2020 and the Dept nor the DF has a documented Capability Development Programme.

    CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN
    A joint civil-military project team, established as a result of a White Paper...
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    Wonder how many C-130Js with ISR package the DF...

    Wonder how many C-130Js with ISR package the DF could have got instead of 4 PC-12s and 2 CN-295s

    €0.87 Billion for 5 aircraft for about 20 years is €8.7 mil per year per aircraft.
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    So tell me that the PC-12M will be used for...

    So tell me that the PC-12M will be used for Maritime ISR off shore then. (+50nm)
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    https://www.operationirini.eu/media_category/asset...

    https://www.operationirini.eu/media_category/assets/?deployment=any&tax=media_category&categories=&nation=&search_archive=filter

    SW3 MERLIN III

    An - 28B1R BRYZA

    P3C ORION
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    I assume there is a difference in conducting...

    I assume there is a difference in conducting patrols versus delivery flights
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    Soooo. When will the PC-12M be deployed to...

    Soooo. When will the PC-12M be deployed to support Operation IRINI??

    Benign environment - check
    Operating out of Italy/Malta - Check

    Oh wait, it's only got one engine - my bad
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    Oh forgot. It was built and fitted out and put...

    Oh forgot. It was built and fitted out and put into use in less than 24 months.

    The DF could literally call up the architect, order a copy and paste version of the building and put it in several...
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    If we can talk about buying a new ship, 2 X...

    If we can talk about buying a new ship, 2 X CN295, 3 X PC-12Ms, Mowag upgrades etc, then we can talk about putting one of these buildings in McKee, Curragh, Naval Base, Cork, Galway.
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    €13.75 million euro would build a completely new...

    €13.75 million euro would build a completely new modern building 120m X 30m X 3.5stories which would include
    66 two-person rooms ensuite
    two common/canteen areas per 30rooms.
    2 X Laundrette...
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    I like this map too!...

    I like this map too! https://imgur.com/sQduOZH.jpg

    KA350: Hey look two engines! Who would have thought that would be a good idea for an island nations aircraft!
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    Will the PC12M ever be deployed on overseas...

    Will the PC12M ever be deployed on overseas missions in an ISR role?
    Will the PC12M be able/allowed fly over water for Maritime ISR tasks?
    If the PC12M is flying ISR missions over Ireland, then the...
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    Surprise Surprise! ...

    Surprise Surprise!

    https://www.joint-forces.com/features/24181-t6-widder-lkw-nlk-0-5-1t-hums-fum
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    It is. It doesn't. It's not. Unless its deploying...

    It is. It doesn't. It's not. Unless its deploying overseas, then its for Garda support.

    Without two engines, its use as in Maritime ISTAR (bearing in mind, Ireland is an Island) is limited to the...
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    No the “average” soldier does not have access to...

    No the “average” soldier does not have access to ikon. Neither do a lot of NCOs who actually need it. Hence the reality is that most are using WhatsApp and Gmail/Google docs on their own personal...
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    Meh

    Meh
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    A new comprehensive study shows just how...

    A new comprehensive study shows just how devastating it can be. The study, which involves researchers from the University of East Anglia’s Norwich Business School in England, and the Netherlands...
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    What a really stupid time to change command and...

    What a really stupid time to change command and control. Talk about sowing confusion in a crisis
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    So a modification of the ECF? New CS4? How many...

    So a modification of the ECF?
    New CS4?
    How many appointments for each service will be in this “Joint Task Force”?
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    Ah I see what you did there. Like surplus...

    Ah I see what you did there. Like surplus assistant secretaries - like Defence Capability (people) for example
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    Which other general will be made redundant?

    Which other general will be made redundant?
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    They're not. Currently the only way for enlisted...

    They're not. Currently the only way for enlisted personnel to qualify for Tech 5/6 pay is to go through the CIS trainee technician scheme. A scheme which is unfit for purpose given the modern needs...
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    Option C: Uniformed military personnel as they...

    Option C: Uniformed military personnel as they need to be covered as combatants
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    Great so they’re going to merge the three army...

    Great so they’re going to merge the three army Generals into one appointment and free up the salary for a joint Forces appointment. The resulting spare generals salary can be used to retain critical...
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    Specialist rank is definitely the way to go, as...

    Specialist rank is definitely the way to go, as there are people who need to be specialists first and managers never. Is the DF willing to pay specialists more than LtCols. Because that’s what it...
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