Franco-US team on British Armys biggest project

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singha61 said:
A £60 billion programme for the UK's next generation of fighting vehicles will be overseen by Thales and Boeing
The British Army’s most important equipment procurement, worth at least £16 billion, is to be overseen by the Franco-American combination of Thales and Boeing, it emerged today.
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/engineering/article2597316.ece
What´s wrong with buying british
. . . . errmmm - SA80, from Royal Ordnance, as I recall, would be a case of Buying British (forthe sake of doing so)

It is now a decent weapon.

Thanks to German know how.

Next question please . . .
 
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singha61 said:
What´s wrong with buying british
Er... with 9000 UK employees, Thales counts as a British company. Most of these big defence contractors are now multinational. Even BAE now has far more employees in the US than the UK.
 
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It seems buying british for defence gave the UK firms and easy ride with poor design and poor quality control.

If they pick their socks up they'll get the contract.

Simple as.
 
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Stonker said:
singha61 said:
A £60 billion programme for the UK's next generation of fighting vehicles will be overseen by Thales and Boeing
The British Army’s most important equipment procurement, worth at least £16 billion, is to be overseen by the Franco-American combination of Thales and Boeing, it emerged today.
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/engineering/article2597316.ece
What´s wrong with buying british
. . . . errmmm - SA80, from Royal Ordnance, as I recall, would be a case of Buying British (forthe sake of doing so)

It is now a decent weapon.

Thanks to German know how.

German know how?

we invented RADAR, the jet engine, the Tank, the internet, cast iron, the aircraft carrier, Radio, Television, the Hovercraft and too many things to remember here and you say thanks to German Technology, what planet are you from?

the German race are basically thicko savages who know no better, they are fecking European twats who do deserve to Die

Next question please . . .
 
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Bottleosmoke

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Read the whole thing and dont get excited. The SOSI is the Systems Intergrator.....................they fit things into the chosen vehicle.

The vehicle hasnt been chosen yet............And i should fecking know, its the bane of my life at the moment.
 
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And the chosen platform is.........VBCI (the French entry).

Actually, to be fair, it could be MRAV, the Dutch/French/German entry.

It's actually great to see some movement on this fiasco of a project. Good job we're not fighting two medium scale plus ops at the end of a long line of communication.....
 
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Bottleosmoke

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Spanner said:
And the chosen platform is.........VBCI (the French entry).

Actually, to be fair, it could be MRAV, the Dutch/French/German entry.

It's actually great to see some movement on this fiasco of a project. Good job we're not fighting two medium scale plus ops at the end of a long line of communication.....
we all know that it isnt MRAV.Your just being contraversial.
 
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nodigitsever said:
we invented RADAR, the jet engine, the Tank, the internet, cast iron, the aircraft carrier, Radio, Television, the Hovercraft and too many things to remember here and you say thanks to German Technology, what planet are you from?

the German race are basically thicko savages who know no better, they are fecking European **** who do deserve to Die

Next question please . . .
Inventions - lovely, but - since the end of W2, you need to look at the history of British production: the jet engine (exception being RR, perhaps) is monopolised by USA, radio and TV are now largely Pacific rim industries, hovercraft are quaint minority products.

British industry (what there is left of it) since 1945 has never majored in both quality and mass.

SA80 was manufactured to standards that would have embarrassed British Leyland (who before they went tits up took on Japanese manufacturing technologies and practices from Honda, and still - in a uniquely British way - managed to produce crap cars)

The only way to get good stuff in these days of globalisation, is to look to where the expertise is to be found.

Bringing the expertise back to UK does not current;ly look do-able, from a politico-economic standpoint.
 
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Anything that stops those cnuts from BAe sticking their snouts even further into the Defence trough has got to be a good thing, IMHO. Buy Chinese!
 
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And Thales are better!!! French owned company, slack morals, shite delivery and lie through there collective back teeth. Funny how the US version dont talk to the French or British versions and the Dutch and German versions keep well away as well.
 

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