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Irish DPM and The Irish Defense Force, One of the last strongholds for neutrality.

Irish DPM and The Irish Defense Force, One of the last strongholds for neutrality.

The Irish Defence Forces, also known as Óglaigh na hÉireann in Irish, is the military of Ireland. It consists of the Army, Naval Service, and Air Corps.

The primary roles of the Defense Forces include defending the state, supporting the civil authorities, and participating in international peacekeeping missions under the auspices of the United Nations.

The Irish Army is responsible for land-based operations and has a long history dating back to the Irish War of Independence. It operates a variety of equipment including armored vehicles, artillery, and infantry weapons.

The Irish Naval Service is responsible for protecting Ireland's maritime interests, conducting patrols and surveillance, and enforcing maritime law. It operates a fleet of patrol vessels and has played a significant role in combating illegal fishing and drug trafficking.

Irish DPM Navy Camo

The Irish Air Corps is responsible for aerial operations, including reconnaissance, transportation, and providing air support to ground forces. It operates a fleet of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

Irish Air Corps Pilots

The Irish Defence Forces are also involved in various domestic roles, including providing support during emergencies such as natural disasters and assisting with search and rescue operations.

Irish Defense Force Irish DPM

Ireland is one of four members part of the European Union known for its policy of military neutrality, which means it does not participate in military alliances such as NATO.

However, it does contribute troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions in regions around the world.

Irish neutrality is a long-standing policy of Ireland to avoid involvement in military alliances or conflicts that do not directly threaten its own security. This policy was formally established following Ireland's independence from Britain in the early 20th century and has been maintained ever since.

Irish Commando unit wearing Irish DPM

Key aspects of Ireland's neutrality policy include:

Military Non-Alignment: Ireland does not participate in military alliances such as NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) or any other military partnership that requires collective defense commitments.

Non-participation in Armed Conflicts: Ireland generally abstains from involvement in international conflicts unless authorized by the United Nations for peacekeeping or humanitarian missions. This policy is based on the principle of promoting peaceful resolution of conflicts through diplomacy and international cooperation.

Military Neutrality: Ireland maintains a policy of not allowing foreign military forces to use its territory for combat purposes. This neutrality extends to not granting permission for the transit of military personnel or equipment related to conflicts in other countries.

Humanitarian and Peacekeeping Contributions: While maintaining its neutral stance, Ireland actively participates in international peacekeeping missions under the auspices of the United Nations. Irish troops have been deployed to various conflict zones around the world to support peacekeeping efforts and provide humanitarian assistance.

European Union Membership: Ireland is a member of the European Union (EU) but maintains its neutrality within the context of EU defense and security policies. Ireland participates in EU-led civilian crisis management operations but does not contribute to the EU's Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) military missions.

Irish neutrality is considered a fundamental aspect of Ireland's foreign policy and national identity. It reflects a commitment to promoting peace, security, and international cooperation while safeguarding Ireland's sovereignty and independence.

Irish DPM

The Irish Defence Forces currently use a camouflage pattern known as "Irish DPM" (Disruptive Pattern Material) or "Irish Woodland" camouflage. This pattern consists of various shades of green and brown arranged in a pixelated or "digital" pattern.

It is designed to provide effective camouflage in woodland and vegetated environments commonly found in Ireland and similar regions.

The Irish DPM camouflage pattern is used on uniforms, equipment covers, and other military gear worn or carried by personnel of the Irish Defence Forces, particularly the Army.

It helps soldiers blend into their surroundings and provides them with better concealment during operations in wooded or rural areas.

It's not secret that Irish DPM is incredibly rare and hard to obtain.

We only have certain sizes available and once they are gone, we are prepared to never see Irish DPM again.

Don’t miss out on an awesome opportunity to truly have a piece of history. 

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