posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 09:57 PM
On the military spending thing, I was an infantry soldier for a time, before I got out, we were just stating to receive shipment of the LAV 3`s. Our
IFV`s were one of our weak spots, so the new lavs took care of that. Also, we had started to receive all new gear, such as load carriage system,
custom made foot wear, hot and cold weather, new combats with the comp. generated pattern that I`m sure we have all seen by now. All new kevlar
armour, tactical assault vests, cold weather clothing, gortex coats and gloves. I was lucky enough to get to trial some of it and, I must say, massive
improvement, the soldires basic gear needed the most improvement, the old stuff was really loose fitting and hard to move with any sort of speed in.
So they did a good job there.
Our tanks need to be replaced though, The old Leopard 2`s just wont cut it nowadays. The russians T-90 would kick our tankers butts. As well, a bunch
of them had to shipped to Germany to have the bottom of the hull refiitted due to the bottoms dragging through the terrain wore the metal plating
all I can think of off the top of my head, but there is more, I`ll get ahold of one of the boys and find out more.