It's going to happen, like it or not bowman is on the way and life for us Techs I fear will become very difficult. Systems techs should be OK as I see Ptarmigan staying in service for a while yet, but with the implementation of bowman, I as a radio tech am worried. I'm due to go on my class one soon, but no matter how much Blandford teaches me about Ptarmigan, I will at heart and from experience remain mostly on the radio side. Some of my mates are at units were bowman is installed but they tell me that all they can do is tell the operators "your batteries are shagged so get new ones" as the new kit uses to much power. On a visit I asked the SoinC personally what the future holds for the radio side, and the answer he gave me was well, unconvincing. Were not allowed to touch any of the kit due to civic contractors rites. So where do we stand? Jobless. Yes the army is an easy life but I would prefer doing something for a living. If somone is at a bowmanised unit and could enlighten me to what you guys do that would be great.