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A new base for Wetland - offers defense contracts

21-03-2004, 14:14
We recently acquired the island of Norfolk. We are currently holding naval exercises there to test our ability to defend it. We have started construction of a harbor and an airbase on the small island.

Map of the island:

Unfortunatly we dont have anything of a stationary defense system. We are in search of such a system. We would like to concentrate our defense on the small island but we also need some defenses on the main island.
The contract will go to the one who has the best offer.
We are also looking for a satellite network that we can use for civilian and military purposes.
21-03-2004, 15:11
We can offer to build our MiDIS in your newly aquired island. However this is merley air defence and so you would have to look to other nations for that part of the defence. I will draw up a proposed cost for this project in the meantime.

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21-03-2004, 15:19
My army engineer corps would be able to build you any static defenses you need(pillboxes, bunkers, tunnels, walls, etc). We also sell Thalis goalkeeper systems(to shoot down those nasty bunkercracking cruisemissles) I can give you a estimated pricecost if you specify wat you want.
21-03-2004, 15:35
Right my engineers have looked at the problem and state that they can fit your island with MiDIS for $300mil, including construction costs.
22-03-2004, 09:19
Hmm, you sell the technology for 110 million. I think we will wait and see if there are any better offers.
22-03-2004, 10:24
Yeah we sell it for $110mil, but we will construct it for $300mil.
22-03-2004, 14:55
Yes I know but we are not buying the tech, only the installations and we will not be producing it ourselves.
22-03-2004, 15:16
For a fee you can book time on our SkyWatch satellite network. To permanently book a satellite for 24x7 coverage of your island area, it will cost $US 20 million per year. We do have the right to terminate the service or access the data on our satellite at any time if we feel it is being misused.
22-03-2004, 15:33

Static defence isn't really much good - remember the Maginot Line?
You need SAM batteries (find someone selling Rapier, which is nice and mobile). Anti-Submarine and Anti-Surface ship warfare systems and some anti-armor capacity to fend off those pesky landings.

Also, you really don't need Satellites.

Go check out my storefront for an alternative surviellance platform geared to the lower budget (HASP) and some anti-sub and anti-armor solutions.

And remember the lessons of modern warfare - two guys in a twenty grand speedboat can disable a billion dollar warship.
22-03-2004, 18:52
Ah but static defence is only good in depth, we are willing to fortify your island(including the smaller one) for 400 million(you can get a discount of 10% if you order some of our surplus Thalis goalkeeper systems).
23-03-2004, 08:24
Hmm, I haven't been clear enough I see. I have the intention to station a fleet there but I also want to have some stationary defenses to give them an edge while defending the island.
24-03-2004, 09:35
24-03-2004, 10:00
My price still stands.
24-03-2004, 10:12
We would like to know what exactly you would install Dumpsterdam before we can decide if the price is right.
25-03-2004, 09:31
25-03-2004, 09:40
I'll do it for twentyfive dollars even. but YOU gotta let me station tanks and troops there....
25-03-2004, 09:57
We will construct about 500 bunkers and pillboxes(just say where, and we'll build them) and with that 120 Thalis goalkeeper systems(high velocity AA and anti missle system).
The Volga
25-03-2004, 10:18
Not as if anyone would want that craphole, Norfolk Island :P

Even Tasmania beats it.

(Go Victoria)
25-03-2004, 10:49
Yes well Volga you never know. I am just being on the safe side. And Dumpsterdam I am missing an anti-ship defense system in your offer.
25-03-2004, 10:57
I'll throw in 80 Boeing Harpoon surface-to-surface missile systems for free if you allow me to build a summerhouse on the island.
25-03-2004, 11:08
Perhaps it would be more effective to use our mantis defense system. It is mobile, but fullfills the role of a stationary defense perfectly well.

We would also be willing to sell you our Blueheron naval defense hellicopters.

If these are not to suitable, we do have a very advanced and vibrant defence industry and could design and impliment a system to your exact specifications.

To view the mantis and the blueheron:

the cost per unit:

mantis: 4.35 million per unit
BlueHeron 8.25 million per unit.

The cost of a customized defense will of course have to be negotiated.

We look forward to your response. Please understand that we will conduct full due dilligence before any sales are finalized.
25-03-2004, 11:09
Ok so far your offer is the best one Dumpsterdam. If we decide to take your offer we will be happy to provide you with a summerhouse on the main island.
Unified Sith
25-03-2004, 11:11
defend the island by conventional means, what a noval idea. unified sith is offering the very latest in satellite technology, each satellite in orbit can hold ten icbm's equiped with whatever warhead you like. These satellites are also excelent survallence equipment buy from unified sith today and put your mind at ease.
25-03-2004, 11:12
I am glad to hear that, I'll throw in a lifelong guarantee that they won't malfunction for the Boeing and for the Thalis systems.
25-03-2004, 12:00
I am afraid The cretonians that your offer is not what we are looking for. We already have enough mobile defenses planned for the island. As stated we will be placing a fleet at the base.
The reason why we have no desire for a weapons platform in space is because it is essentially a offensive weapon and that is also not what we are looking for.
25-03-2004, 14:22
As we stated we can quickly develop and impliment a static defense system to your specifications.

perhaps if you gave us a budget limitation we could submit a proposal..
25-03-2004, 14:59
Cretionians: given the previous offers we believe that it shouldn't cost any more than 600 million. We are looking for some coastal batteries, anti-air craft missiles and optionally some anti-missile defenses.
30-03-2004, 12:31
Ok I will wait 3 more days before I make a decision.