Good news everybody, BMIS Mk 2, has finally been given the go ahead after several years of setbacks, it is envisaged that the equipment will be deployed in the same location as the trials version, near the T 100 teleprinter in Comcen command, we are still awaiting finalisation of the decision to make Chl 4 on the TTVF's dedicated so warn off the techs on that one. The awaited fleet Mod of the BID 200 Mux to enable data to be sent on chl 5 after successful trials with 2 Div is still on hold due to fiscal difficulties, but we still have high hopes that Wavell will be seen as a major step forward in "in the field" data management. Plans to extend the database beyond 3rd Shock Army have been cancelled as an "unneccesary requirement". DICS is still suffering major setbacks and probably will not be ready for the third gulf war, but as a temporary measure, the MOD have quickly managed to procure from India 923 yogurt cups and 3 kilometres of string. This will partially replace the existing cups and string from 91, but a Trials panel at Siemens/Plessey with a budget of Â£23 Mill has just been established to consider a more permanent solution. They are expected to report back at the earliest in 2032.