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    Yeah ,we are taking delivery of new Mowag piranha recce vehicles for our cavalry corps in the new year.the Hk usp is due to come on stream as our new service pistol alongside 400 new Fn Mag gpmgs to replace the ones allready in service.The defence forces are soon to replace their plce web gear with a new system called IPLCS (integrated protection and load carrying system.) Article courtesy of signal magazine;

    edit;seems like i was a little slow off the blocks!Doh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishArmy View Post
    Well in '07 we are getting new....
    Pistols HK USP 9mm 1400 of them
    GPMG New gas setting and rail on top cover 400 of them
    New Backpacks
    New Assault vests
    New helmets and body armor, knee and eblow pads and eye protection

    Our magazine covers the prices and amounts but i left it at work

    Sorry no pictures of the new gear

    Can anyone help with pictures
    yeah forgot about the USP's and GPMG's

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    Excellent news ! Had the Department of Finance finally opened its purse to the cries of the defence forces ? - or are they like ours - only motivated by shame and the ballot box ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muttbutt View Post
    yeah forgot about the USP's and GPMG's
    Looking forward to getting the new pistols..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish_army01 View Post
    Looking forward to getting the new pistols..
    What? The BAP is just the most amazing handgun ever!! I reckon we could get another 30 years out of it

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    ROFL I agree we should keep them until 2050 at least.

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    Its exciting times for the DF..And its Members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot2004 View Post
    What? The BAP is just the most amazing handgun ever!! I reckon we could get another 30 years out of it
    No,not really when you consider that the baps in most units are 40 years old and alot are starting to develop cracks in the slides due to wear and tear!Dont fancy having one blow up in my face!
    Good news on the Gpmgs though with regard to the rails on the top covers as the majority of the ones at home dont have the brackets fitted to take the midi kite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    No,not really when you consider that the baps in most units are 40 years old and alot are starting to develop cracks in the slides due to wear and tear!Dont fancy having one blow up in my face!
    Good news on the Gpmgs though with regard to the rails on the top covers as the majority of the ones at home dont have the brackets fitted to take the midi kite.

    not only are they old,but they couldn't hit a barn door at 20m..We'll give the ARW a run for they're money now at the All Army..

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    Nice to see some photos on the swedes, it isnt very often I see some of us on this site

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    Soldiers from an Irish mechanized company just before they embark on an operation with Finns and Swedes - today's task was to set up VCPs and stop any suspicious vehicles on their way to Pristina and search for illegal weapons, ammunition and/or explosives. Two handguns were found (one of them).



    Not much, but it's something I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot2004 View Post
    What? The BAP is just the most amazing handgun ever!! I reckon we could get another 30 years out of it
    Oh man them baps are too heavy by todays standards & some are getting dangerously old! somebody is gonna loose an eye on a range some day when one cracks open...

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    Right well my comment about the baps was clearly in jest hence the

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    but just think, in a short while, when the USP's come in, we can all run around thinking we're James Bond







    yes I do know JB uses the Walther

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    Some more Arw photos. P.s anybody know how to reduce images so they will upload to the site.i have a few good ones but they are too big to upload as normal jps/thumbnails.! Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by apod; 02-09-2008 at 05:02 AM.

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