Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by BusterMcD, Jul 17, 2005.
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What problems have been experienced with Bowman to date? What is the alternative?
Might I suggest you contact the Press Officer at Blandford, he will be more thatn willing to furnish you with all manner of information. That way none of us will be hauled in front of SIB a la Sloping wire...
Bowman on paper, is everthing that a soldier could want. But fails, one major point. IT does not work properly.
I was always told to KISS, keep it simple stupid. If Bowman had done that, im sure by know we would have a decent radio system in service, and one that does what it says on the box.
Bowman in a nutshell:
1. Secure is a success. It is performing very well on operations, and consistently delivers better QoS over greater ranges than Clansman, which is a far inferior system in every way.
2. Data is utter bonk and will be for some time. Work is ongoing to improve the data service, as a technical solution already exists - but that's only half the story.
In sum, don't believe what you hear - it's actually going very well.
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