Contains threads on British Army equipment of the past, present and future.
Did you go through FMS or government to vendor direct
I have noticed that when the ADF buys through FMS it’s pretty straight forward but when we buy Euro it nearly always seems to bite us on the arse MRTT seems to be the exception
I don't think anyone has ever really complained about the FMS process. It's insanely straight forward. The US gov buys it like it would for its own force and presto add a fee and bam done.
You think wrong. There have been complaints about it's process and high cost. It's used mostly because the buyer country either has no procurement process or has one that's even less efficient and more expensive (cough, UK, cough). Plus, of course, the knowledge of US methods, law, industry etc.