T'graph: £16bn Future Rapid Effects System Faces Axe In Cuts

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  1. Re: T'graph: £16bn Future Rapid Effects System Faces Axe In

    Thank god for that, what a waste of money that would have been. Apart from wear and tear most of the armor in use is just fine.
  2. Re: T'graph: £16bn Future Rapid Effects System Faces Axe In

    Also in there;

    If Billy Boy's supporting it, there must be a flaw in the concept. It's always scary when future defence hinges on the opinions of people with the minds of an accountant.
  3. Few important decisions are made by those who know what its all about. Usually its by gormless accountants and politicos
  4. Sigh,

    So many fabulous sweeties in the shop window - But so few pennies left to buy anything with...... :cry:
  5. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Re: T'graph: £16bn Future Rapid Effects System Faces Axe In

    And your experience of the UK's light and heavy armoured capability is? Ever driven in a warrior or bulldog lately? They're in tatters, constantly needing overhauls and upgrades. Seen much use of scimitar? way past knackered. FRES is very much a needed capability.

    Wise words but not strictly true. Management accounts with the CAP areas will create options (reduction or enhancement) and these will inform decisions that are in turn considered by the CAP areas in capability terms balanced against the amount of money they have to utilise. The politicians operate at a higher level again using the information from CAP, Def Fin/RP and the RP areas to make decisions.
  6. Of course, maybe I was indeed to abstract there. Shame the decision doesnt lie with those in the know who make the recommendations

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