Ron5 wrote:That's bull. Go read about the last UK only war, the Falklands, and see what the British industrial base did to support the military. A smart military will care about maintaining an appropriate native industrial base otherwise it will soon become dependent on others for very basic stuff. And subject to military courses of action being dictated by foreign suppliers.downsizer wrote:I don't give a shit where it comes from, I want the best kit to do my job.
U.K. Armed Forces don't exist to provide jobs to British industry, we exist to win wars.
I stand by my statement fella, and I'd wager the vast majority of serving pers would too. I doesn't matter a jot who makes the kit when the rounds or whatever are coming in, I want the best piece of kit. If that's made in the UK great, if it's not I don't care.
In an ideal world, sure, we'd manufacture everything we need, but that isn't going to happen. So in the meantime lets stop handicapping ourselves with inferior shit we (and by that I mean operators) don't want to prop of a handful of jobs in marginal government constituencies....Merlin, Wildcat, A400....