UOR vehicles brought back to the "Core" - where are they now, and who is going to get hand-me-downs next?

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Re: UOR vehicles brought back to the "Core" - where are they now, and who is going to get hand-me-downs next?

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The cost trajectory is interesting. I noted, from reading TD's piece that
- first we did some penny-pinching changes to the existing, light patrol vehicles
- then we went up the ladder, and got Vectors for half a mln each
- and in parallel some heavier American ones @0.7 mln, each

Which have then been upgraded many a time
- and now in the latest round for Mali, a limited number at the same cost as it took to purchase them, in the first place

These vehicles have their uses, but the MoD constantly declaring readiness to scrap, while failing to equip all formations appropriately (even in five years from now), is a mismatch that cannot fail to raise some eye brows... count mine in ;)
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