After reading quoates on ammo expenditures by units engaged on operations in Afghanistan will the SA80A2 and other weapon systems we are using actually last much longer ? I know there is a out of service date planned far away for the SA80A2 but will it actually last that long with the ammont of hammering its taking in Stan ? Are the replacment parts available since the factory shut down and the production stopped or maybe HK will come to the rescue and re-engineer new parts ? Maybe the .50 Cals are not in this situation as I belive parts are plentiful, a weapon system the boys rely on so much as long as they get good grade ammo for them. If operations carry on at such a pace maybe an off the shelf replacement for the SA80A2 better be thought about sooner rather than later ?