Originally posted by Bulldog 52
I think the doom and gloom comes from the fact that we don't have a credible Army or Navy or Air Force,
The last air to air engagement the RN had the RN managed to kill planes of a much higher A2A capability than that of the harrier.
The army has proved itself to be one of the best in the world in iraq, afghanistan and in the falklands.
all are using out of date systems and equipment that ought to have been mothballed years ago.
Challanger , out of date?
Best protected tank in the world...
Typhoon, out of date?
Just created, one of the best fighters around.
Nimrod, out of date?
Claimed as the best submarine killer made..
Lynx mark 8, out of date?
Fastest helicopter in the world...
Apache gunship, out of date?
Claimed as one the best gunships in the world..
The list goes on..
The future lies where? A plane that is already out of date and cant have guns cos it makes it out of balance.
They have the gun, just not ammo for it as yet.
No wonder the Americans laugh at us with our stupid attitude to defense.
Laugh at us?
Thats why they asked blackwatch to go into iraq?
Thats why they support us and we support them?
Our attitude to defence is fine.
My remedy , stuff Europe and buy American , then we might be a force and not a fart.
Umm you do relise that europe makes some of the best technology in the world....right?
Also , do you want to buy abrahms?
I wouldnt, far too expensive for us to run...
Originally posted by Catechista
if we ARE a bit crap, spare a moment of your gloom for the rest of europe:
That site is wrong, we have 190,000 men and women in the MOD.
[edit on 26/02/2005 by devilwasp]