Had this discussion with my YofS the other day and whilst you could fit all the technology you find in a Sw & FC into something the size of your average laptop now apparantly that is a lot easier to steal than a Bedford with a box body bolted onto the back. Always thought that the secure area was used for storeing sensitive items, which could make space for a Sw & FC laptop and an assosiated i/p o/p panel. It would mean you could deploy a Sw & FC in the back of a Land Rover. Granted the ops wouldn't have a Tv and PS2 anymore but I'm sure they'd make do
The discusion ended with the old "if it ain't broke don't fix it". Ptarmigan works fine the way it is so no one is going to change it. Anyway. as had been pointed out. Ptarmigan is due to be replaced soon anyway...
Shhhhh ptarmigan works, it may be slow, old and out of date but it works and most of all staff officers can use it cos it's idiot proof. Lets not kick up such a fuss or we'll have another BOWMAN on our hands.
Cormorants ok, just too much has been provided in subscriber facilites, keeping them all ticking over can be a nightmare. Oh and 2 are taking it on green exercises, should be interesting to see how much damage/repair is needed over the next few months!