Stolen night vision goggles offered for sale on eBay

the_boy_syrup

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#1
How stupid must you be to put this kit on E Bay?

The Ministry of Defence is investigating how a pair of state-of-the-art night vision goggles worth £12,000 came to be offered for sale on eBay.

The equipment, designed for use by helicopter pilots, was placed on the internet auction site last month.


It is just one of several pairs of the highly sophisticated goggles to have disappeared from Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force bases over the past year. And MoD police fear they could end up being used against British troops by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.

Link
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=523774&in_page_id=1770
 
#2
the_boy_syrup said:
How stupid must you be to put this kit on E Bay?

The Ministry of Defence is investigating how a pair of state-of-the-art night vision goggles worth £12,000 came to be offered for sale on eBay.

The equipment, designed for use by helicopter pilots, was placed on the internet auction site last month.


It is just one of several pairs of the highly sophisticated goggles to have disappeared from Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force bases over the past year. And MoD police fear they could end up being used against British troops by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.

Link
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=523774&in_page_id=1770
Bl##dy hell, I diodn't realise "Terry" had choppers now !!

Odo
 
#3
Should we be talking about this, sub judice and all that, there is a sailor being investigated for it?
 
#5
I don't think we should be refering to the case in point. However, as a generality, whoever nicks expensive and vital items of battle winning kit deserves to be screwed by the full might of the law.

Thieving b@stards.
 
#6
For his next trick, he's going to TWOC a chally 2, park it in his drive and stick a notice on it saying "FOR SALE; ONE CAREFUL LADY OWNER; BEST OFFER"
 
#7
Having spent time as part of a team responsible for removing Computer equipment from certain areas, its surprising exactly how much kit is left on board ships that are sold off to foreign navies......

As we were going round one ship the Navy bods with us were explaining how the kit being left behind would be so welcome on other vessels screaming for kit....
 
#8
ukdaytona said:
Having spent time as part of a team responsible for removing Computer equipment from certain areas, its surprising exactly how much kit is left on board ships that are sold off to foreign navies......

As we were going round one ship the Navy bods with us were explaining how the kit being left behind would be so welcome on other vessels screaming for kit....
Aint we crying out for ships in general?
 
#9
ukdaytona said:
Having spent time as part of a team responsible for removing Computer equipment from certain areas
Let me get this straight.

You're confessing that you've done time for being a member of a gang caught nicking MoD computers???
 
#10
putteesinmyhands said:
ukdaytona said:
Having spent time as part of a team responsible for removing Computer equipment from certain areas
Let me get this straight.

You're confessing that you've done time for being a member of a gang caught nicking MoD computers???
Who said i was nicking or are you unable to read.... ships that are being sold to foreign navies have certain navystar equipment removed and recycled where possible.

A lot of stuff was not removed, including thermal image cameras....
 
#11
If you want to see a lot of stolen gear - visit the Army surplus site at Blackbushe market on a Sunday.

I heard a guy in the crowd telling his mate he was supplying £500 worth of stolen Army gear a week to the stall holder. He was a civvie working in the stores and lifting what he wanted.
 
#15
ukdaytona said:
putteesinmyhands said:
ukdaytona said:
Having spent time as part of a team responsible for removing Computer equipment from certain areas
Let me get this straight.

You're confessing that you've done time for being a member of a gang caught nicking MoD computers???
Who said i was nicking or are you unable to read.... ships that are being sold to foreign navies have certain navystar equipment removed and recycled where possible.

A lot of stuff was not removed, including thermal image cameras....
Wahhhhh :D
 
#16
#17
Go to Finmere market on a Sunday. I remember going there and finding combat trousers still in their UK-issue stores wrappers, which had probably arrived in Bicester the week before
 
#18
yamkwak said:
JoseyWales said:
No dude - I am out of the cop shop and have been for years. Check my Avatar and profile.
What so you cant phone Crime Stoppers,here:
http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/

or ring the MOD PLOD??, here (this was the best I could find on google!):

http://www.snh.org.uk/licences/li-policecontacts10.asp

Quite sure you could pick up the phone, come on lets get these scum locked up.... :wink:
Crime stoppers will do the trick, info given to them gets passed to both the service police, MOD plod, BTP BNFP etc etc depending on whats being reported and not just the home office forces.
 
#19
the_boy_syrup said:
How stupid must you be to put this kit on E Bay?

The Ministry of Defence is investigating how a pair of state-of-the-art night vision goggles worth £12,000 came to be offered for sale on eBay.

The equipment, designed for use by helicopter pilots, was placed on the internet auction site last month.


It is just one of several pairs of the highly sophisticated goggles to have disappeared from Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force bases over the past year. And MoD police fear they could end up being used against British troops by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.

Link
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=523774&in_page_id=1770
£12,000? Someone's bumping up the insurance claim then. More like £4,500. Shame really. If I'd spotted the auction on ebay I might have bought them.
 
#20
FiveAlpha said:
£12,000? Someone's bumping up the insurance claim then. More like £4,500. Shame really. If I'd spotted the auction on ebay I might have bought them.

Not really, thats quite a low figure. It depends what sort of gogs they are and what gen of tube they are. NG700 are around 12k but if you are talking about a Gen III Anvis and above, they are a lot more expensive than 12k.


(For example, DNVG is about £1 million but that includes all the crap bolted to the aircraft ;) )
 

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