posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 04:26 PM
Back to the topic at hand... Several people have brought up valid points about the amount of deployments the French have underwent recently and it's
effect on general equipment failure. Beyond that though the French unlike us have a future soldier system too... the difference being theirs is about
half to a third the weight, ACTUALLY WORKS, and is going to be issued. Also beyond that for a long time now the bogeyman that every warship crewman in
the US has nightmares about has been the exocet missile, a product of france. Overall I personally think almost all of the standing militaries are
doing very poorly at equipping their forces right now with systems that just plain are too complicated to survive warfare. Saying France is the only
one with problems would be ignoring the MASSES of Abrams, bradley's, Generators, and etc the US miitary is freighting back to the states in hopes of
restoring them to functionallity.