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RNZAF P-8 Poseidon purchase

Old 16th Jul 2018, 05:36
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Bleating starting to reach a crescendo.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12089992

The usual parade of pseudo-experts.The more I read about it - the more the P-8 sounds like the perfect aircraft for the RNZAF.
Powerful sensor suite, extended range, and the ability to arm up to counter advanced maritime surface and sub-surface threats of all kinds - only if needed.
Inter-operability with RAAF Tritons if needed, when they arrive.

EDIT - think I fixed the link.
You should see a summary of dissenting views over the last week.

EDIT - nope - I can't get that link to work...

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Old 16th Jul 2018, 08:41
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link doesn't work.. but what lunatic would buy an MPA that couldn't be armed............... the same people who'd bleat about putting "our guys" in harms way I guess
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Old 16th Jul 2018, 22:04
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I concur with tartare, NZ has a massive EEZ and this purchase proves it is at the very least serious about patrolling it. As for the bleating, don't waste your time or bandwidth reading it, I took the time so you don't have to and there's nothing worth reading. Just a bunch of ignorant armchair "defense experts" regurgitating the same BS every time the Govt tries to buy anything for the military. By way of comparison one roading project in Auckland will cost more than the P-8A buy, and that's just one (albeit the most expensive) of 130 projects the NZTA is administering.
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 08:20
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Here you go Tartare - good link:
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12089992
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 12:24
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Originally Posted by ion_berkley View Post
Armstrong suggests the new Government has essentially done a U-turn on the consensus that Helen Clark forged, to shift the military out of combat roles:
You wonder about a military without a combat role.
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 02:19
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You wonder about a military without a combat role
The leftist view is that the military is there to help in times of floods, fire etc. In Oz we had a Labor gov spokesperson using precisely that reason as justification for our purchase of Chinooks, to drop hay to stranded livestock being cited.
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 09:14
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Originally Posted by megan View Post
The leftist view is that the military is there to help in times of floods, fire etc. In Oz we had a Labor gov spokesperson using precisely that reason as justification for our purchase of Chinooks, to drop hay to stranded livestock being cited.
more farmers votes than military ones...
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