Troops in Afghanistan to get 600 new armoured vehicles

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by spike7451, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. spike7451

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    Troops get new vehicles
     
  2. Sounds like good news for once then, even on the hele's front.
     
  3. spike7451

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    This about sums up what commander on the ground have been saying or doneys

    An MoD spokesman said it was "constantly looking to improve the equipment provided to its forces on the frontline". However, ministers and military commanders have made no secret of their frustration over the length of time it has taken. Part of the problem has been the severe pressure on the defence budget as billions of pounds have been committed to long-term projects, such as aircraft carriers and Eurofighter/Typhoon fast jets, of little relevance to the conflict in Afghanistan.


    Athough I'm an ex-crab,I think it would have been far better to buy an off-the-shelf jet like FA-18E/F than waste so much money on Eurofighter,millions over budget & years late.
     
  4. Thankgod for that... you guys seriously deserve new more reliable equipment