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    Quote Originally Posted by Arfah View Post
    The body armour looks good.

    Except... No groin protection

    Is there more to come ?
    Already got the groin protection, the "panzer diaper" as it's been nicknamed.

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    Is this the new "multiklam" that the danish military is adopting?

    They can take my M/84 from my cold dead hands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisker View Post
    Already got the groin protection, the "panzer diaper" as it's been nicknamed.
    Panzer Diaper ?! Now that's "NAILS !"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallap View Post
    Is this the new "multiklam" that the danish military is adopting?

    They can take my M/84 from my cold dead hands!
    Yep. Don't worry, only deployed troops are getting it in 2013. The plan is for our operative units at home to receive it in late 2014. If it goes as usual when planning meets reality, that date will be pushed back at least another 2-3 years.
    I, for one, need a couple of years to wear down my expensive M/84 Arctic jacket, before I get new stuff...

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    5 MRAPs have been air lifted to Denmark in order to allow crews to be trained on the vehicles BEFORE deploying to Helmand.

    Along with the MRAP roll cages already available, this will improve the skill of the crew and their chance of getting out alive if they hit 'a big one'. These 5 MRAPs have been lent out from the US, just like the 40 vehicles we already have in Helmand.

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    Kinda old, but still funny though. This particular vehicle apparently was still in use in a basic training company this spring....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisker View Post
    Kinda old, but still funny though. This particular vehicle apparently was still in use in a basic training company this spring....

    According to a guy commenting the same picture, at "krigeren.dk"´s FB page, it isn't the same M113 sadly. I can't confirm it though.

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    Well, as far as I have experienced so far, the license plates are unique. I have never heard of a new(er) vehicle taking over a plate.
    Maybe his comment is due to the fact that the M113 has been updated and refitted quite a few times, leaving the vehicle completely unrecognizable 30 years later?

    Until a few years ago they were quite precise with the two first digits, where you would add 30, and you had the year it came into service = this one in '64. Lately not so much, although the +30 still puts them in the right decade

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    Any news on the danish F-16 replacement? Last I heard someone proposed that the RDAF skip buying new jets alltogether and concentrate on transport planes - and let the Norwegians handle fighter cover.

    Was it even a serious suggestion, or...?

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    As part of the new Defense Agreement, the search for a replacement is back up and running. AFAIK, there is no fixed time frame for when the replacement should take place though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisker View Post
    As part of the new Defense Agreement, the search for a replacement is back up and running. AFAIK, there is no fixed time frame for when the replacement should take place though...
    The longer the timeframe, the better for the F-35, I guess. More time to mature, and all that.

    What are the contenders, Jas 39, Rafale, SHornernet etc.? Though I doubt Denmark would buy heavier jets or Air superiority -oriented EFs...

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    The F35 and the Eurofighter, I think. Some people have mentioned F15 (or equivalent) for the Arctic areas.

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    Just how much do the Danish Arctic territories weigh in the considerations? A heavy jet like F-15 would IMHO make very little sense for the "metropolitan" Denmark.

    Also, does Denmark really need an air superiority jet like the Eurofighter? It's not exactly the most effective fighter/bomber around, and is expensive as h€ll. But then again, so is the F-35...

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    I think we'll have to leave those questions for others to answer. I'm not exactly an Air Force expert, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisker View Post
    I think we'll have to leave those questions for others to answer. I'm not exactly an Air Force expert, sorry.
    That's ok, I'm more of a Jack-of-all-trades Armchair-general myself.

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