Hi all, I hope this hasnt been discussed recently already, I did a quick search and could only find a thread from around 08. Was having a chat with a friend of mine recently who was slagging off Osprey armour (he is entitled to his opinion) as being too heavy and restrictive when out on the ground. I only used some of the older (Mk2 I think) stuff, and really didnt have much cause to wear it beyond the odd Sanger spot (REMF) so have very little to compare it against. He then went on to say that it didnt really matter as Osprey was a UOR and wouldnt be used after we close Afghan as there is no budget/long term support plan for it. Anyone know if this is true? If so will there be a new competition for a replacement? My mate seems to think Paraclete is the way to go, but I dont think I have ever seen this stuff other than a few phots on the tinters and movie films. This stuff any good? I struggle to see how the powers that be ill get away with deploying forces without armour in the future, (seems like a Daily Hate wet dream) so surely it must get replaced?