It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
originally posted by: Lagomorphe
originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
originally posted by: paraphi
Sadly, Germany has demonstrated that they are a poor partner in NATO. They significantly underspend on their 2% of GDP NATO commitment and allow their military to fall into disrepair. This does not bode well for the future, and of the EU's aspiration to create an EU military, because that military will be run by France at this rate.
France is fine militarily, their white flag factories are running at full capacity
Anything more superficial to add now that you got your intellectual erection writing that?
I live in France and have family members as active service members who are proud to eventually sacrifice their lives in order to help maintain peace no matter where in the world.
Let go with your stupid and childish stereotypical comments Mr armchair warrior...
Mate jump down from your high horse for a second and take a joke.
I was stealing a line from John Cleese
“The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.”
The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out.
Terrorists have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.
The Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let’s Get the Bastards.” They don’t have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.
The French Government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from “Run” to “Hide.” The only two higher levels in France are “Collaborate” and “Surrender.” The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France’s white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country’s military capability.
The Italians have increased the alert level from “Shout Loudly and Excitedly” to “Elaborate Military Posturing.” Two more levels remain: “Ineffective Combat Operations” and “Change Sides.”
The Germans have increased their alert state from “Disdainful Arrogance” to “Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs.” They also have two higher levels: “Invade a Neighbour” and “Lose.”
Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels. The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.
The Australians, meanwhile, have raised their security level from “No worries” to “She’ll be right, Mate.” Two more escalation levels remain: “Crikey! I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!” and “The barbie is canceled.” So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.” —
John Cleese – British writer, actor and tall person.
But sincere apology for hurting your delicate sensibilities, no offence was intended so you can unwad your panties now
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
If there were a war, we should just quit.
Tanks? Please do not ask.
U-Boats? 6 out of 6 are unavailable.
Transport aircrafts? Well, we DO have the Transall (C-160), but not any further after 2020 or -21. Please do not ask about the A400-M.
Guns? Yeah, well there is this G-36. Which shoots around corners, I guess?
Helicopters? Sea King is working, but who knows how long? Please do not ask about the NH-90.
We could build hills and walls out of defect military hardware, that would be more dangerous than the items themself..
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: gariac
They're required to get 10 hours of crew rest after the ferry flight. They're well past that.
originally posted by: makemap
Germany is divided since WW2. No one wants a Fourth Reich.
Soldiers have experienced increasing levels of stress and there was a lack adequate leadership due to some 21,000 vacant officer posts.
originally posted by: RAB
Hi Guys and Girls,
If DASS has components that are no longer made how are the pods being built?
If and new version with newer components exists you would need to design it on the same basis. Same signalling /networking, same loom, same voltage.
Or are the new Ex's flying with brick or concrete in the pods?