Friendly Fire Equipment Not Designed For Job

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Brick, Sep 2, 2007.

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  1. Whilst shocking, pretty much what I've come to expect from the current government in office. Do nothing, invest bugger all in vital systems and then try and lie their way out of it when they get found out. Callous bastards.
  2. A multi-national exercise took place in 2005 to allow a system of Combat Identification to be adopted. A number of manufacturers/nations were represented and the exercise was hosted by UK on Salisbury Plain.

    Sadly the whole thing had descended into bickering at the conferences; it was not taken at all seriously and seemed simply a platform for QINETIQ to sell something to other nations.

    To show you how serious it was taken by the host nation (us), a search of google reveals nothing from us on the subject; for that we have to rely on one of the minor visitors just to confirm it even happened:

    Urgent Quest

    The whole thing was of course standalone and not linked to any other IPT (e.g. Bowman) :roll: