As part of the new defence cuts to get the UK tax payer more bangs for their buck. The MoD recently annouced it was to stop buying MLRS rockets from US defence companies and would now be firing British MLAAARS. Defence Secretary John Reid explained that this would help British Troops on Op Herrick as the lack of force protection and air assets had reached the UK press. These British MLAAARs have an all weather capability and can operate at night. In a deal struck with some of Britains Cash strapped NHS trusts who are in severe debt, a total of 2750 MLAAARs will be sold to the MoD by the NHS for an undisclosed sum.