Thursday, June 01, 2006

I remember when I was a TA Soldier, wearing clothing, carrying a weapon, travelling in various vehicles all made in Britain.
Now, clothing is made in China, ammunition comes from Belgium, the current armoured cars are worn out and don't offer protection from powerfull explosives detonated underneath the vehicles. So quite rightly, the forces are looking for replacements. The latest is a Swiss made vehicle, looks pretty good. Swiss ? What happened to our defence manufacturers ?
Looking at a list of US gun makers, the list runs into hundereds. Us in Britain seem to have one gun maker, that produce the rubbish SA80 assult rifle. Can this be right ? The country that was the defender of the entire free world in 1940 has only one gum maker, and has to buy armoured cars from abroad ? What the fuck ?

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