MOD Orders New CBRN Protection Suits

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  1. msr

    msr LE

  2. Keeps Remploy in the go for a while though.

    On the other hand you never know who may be able to threaten us with WMD at 45 minutes notice, we must be prepared for such things
     


  3. :D
     
  4. Oh good.

    Due for issue around 2020, probably. :roll:
     
  5. msr

    msr LE

    And when is the new respirator due?
     
  6. msr, it is on its last trial.

    Its failed the first 2, as the single lens keeps popping out!

    Funny that we are buying the GSR off of the Spams, and they are buying the S10 off of us?

    Makes me worry, somewhat. :?
     
  7. More to the point, how much money was wasted changing the name from NBC to CBRN, replacement of 'survive to fight' and updates to all other pams?
     
  8. The PAMS and Survive to fight were due for a change anyway.

    I can't see much cost in changing the name, after all, we are moving units out of BFG and re-creating old units in the Corps, whilst cutting Inf Battalions.

    It is miniscule in comparison.
     
  9. Christ on a bike, £150 a pop. MoD buy them off ebay £6 last time I looked. More worrying only bought 44,000, OK so its one between 3 or are we expecting further cuts.
     
  10. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    It's probably due to a raftof new NBC clothing materials being developed at this time which are impregnated with a teflon-style material. If these things hit the streets any time soon, the gobment might be required to get the better, newer suits at a higher cost.

    Best to stock up on the cheap sh!t now and say no thanks, shelves are full when the other stuff comes on the market.
     
  11. From the article:

    "Remploy was formed more than 60 years ago and provides work for people injured at home and abroad during the Second World War. The company has supplied specialist protection suits for several years from its workshops around Scotland and the UK "

    So, Scotland is independent now, is it?
     
  12. If its the one i have seen before with the double filters on the facepiece, isnt it harder to aim a weapon?
     
  13. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Oh, there's the answer then!! The reason why the contract has been awarded is because
    Sorry, who's constituency was going to lose job if the carriers weren't built?

    Seems the porridge wog franchise in Parliament is doing rather well these days.
     
  14. The key statement in this is
    the order for the suits is just an excuse for the Govt to try and save face by pouring money into the Remploy setup, seeing as the Govt are due to close down some of the Remploy Factories and put workers, who in all honesty are very unlikley to find employment elswhere on the dole.....
     
  15. The new suits if its the mark fourA which is isuued in sandy climates if needed - actally has the CS95 kit built into the kit we got to see them at winterbourne gunner a year ago on the course.

    very good idea it seems but the only down fall i could see was there was no braces to keep the trousers up.

    in one test aloneit was tested with blood agents at porton down lets just say the mark 4 didnt do so well but the 4A did very well.

    GSR has been bought already they are trying to sort out the mods apparently it was due to be issued at end of 2008 - HTB is right they had major problems it had just failed its first test end of 2006 i believe was not sure about the 2nd test they had problems with the canisters as well.