Former Army Ranger Cathal Berry believes there's a number of areas that need investment.
It's hoped defence spending unveiled in the Budget will help bring our infrastructure up to European standards.
With over a billion euro promised to the Defence Forces, midlands TD and former Army Ranger, Cathal Berry is now urging the government to put its money where its mouth is.
One key element is building Ireland's first primary military grade radar to monitor our airspace and protect from potential threats.
But the independent Kildare-South TD says recruiting new members is the top priority - with the Navy suffering to fulfill its duties: