prototypes

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by two_of_seven, Jul 30, 2009.

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  1. I have heard both here & elsewhere that:

    Our current issue boots were sold to the MOD using a high quality sample which was much superior to the design that entered service.

    Also the same for the Renault Boughton

    Alos the same for the SA-80

    Are these all true?
    Any more examples
    Is this common practice in defence Procurement?
     
  2. Its fairly common in all walks of life, We specify metal reinforced window sashes and frames, thats what we see as a sample and give approval of....that isn't always what gets installed.