Monday, 22 March 2010

Update on Army Tank Contract

The Westminster government has announced the manufacturer of the new light tank for the Army. You can read it here.


Surreptitious Evil said...

Frankly, whoever makes it, we need a replacement for CVR(T). Both vehicles are too expensive, overweight (I am told by people who are far more expert in these that neither will be cartable by an A400M, never mind a C130J) and will take too long to produce.

One will be mostly produced in Britain by an American company.

The other will be mostly produced in Britain by an American company that has never insulted us by taking the "British" out of its company name.

Get modern kit that works to the Light Cavalry as soon as is practical. Beyond that, I really can't summon up too much enthusiasm.

subrosa said...

I have heard BAE were poor on timing and quality Evil. Think it was a commenter on my last post about this.

It's long past time something acceptable was provided.

Wonder how long it wlll take from drawing board to front line.

Surreptitious Evil said...

That would have been ... Dear me, I seem to have forgotten :)

subrosa said...

Not like you to forget Evil, not like you at all. :)

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