Be interested to find out a bit more about this 'force' - several of the Falklands related threads have sparked an interest!
FIDF use the Steyr Stg. 77 AUG rifle. Very good it is, too. See : http://world.guns.ru/assault/as20-e.htmpapegojan said:trust wikipedia yet again http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands_Defence_Force
Also there was some footage of them training on "Mummy's war" on C4 last night. Not sure what weapon they were using, though.
1,900 Bennies (70% of population) online as at 2002, according to this. http://www.internetworldstats.com/sa/fk.htmpredatorplus said:do the people of falkland have the internet?
if do is there any FIDF personal on arrse?
I love this approach. Is there anyone involved in British Army procurement who has experience in the real world?Sartorius said:A few years ago I attended the budget meeting of the Falklands Assembly to listen to the OC of the FIDF justify his latest budget. The old farmers on the bench approved a whole bunch of nice-to-have goodies like .50 Brownings and NVGs but quibbled at the cost of a new Landrover. There were lots of outbursts like:
'Replace a Landrover after sixteen years! Mine has been running for twenty nine!'
Needless to say the FIDF did not get its new 'Rover.
Excellent and keep posting mucker!Colonial_foot_soldier said:Im a FIDF soldier you have got interested in ARRSE. Certain amount of truth in some of the threads. We are funded by Falkland Islands Government not the FCO (they dont encourage natives with guns?).
2 x Steyr Aug were tested alongside 2 SA80A1 loaned from MOD. One SA80 was U/S without getting to the range. MOD wanted over Â£1000 a weapon with iron sights & no bayonet cleaning kit etc .
Steyr was half the price with optics bayonet & cleaning kit & they can be used by south paws. We did keep the SA80 sling, it was the best bit & we use some of the other ancilleries even though seedubs thinks they are too complicated for us Bennies.
The one accessory we havent needed was the tape to stop us loosing mags like we would of needed if we had got SA80A1.
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