500 members of 2 YORKS have been preparing for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The Catterick-based battalion will take over the role of the Kabul Protection Unit which is responsible for providing force protection to all NATO allies and mentors currently working to support the Afghan government and their security forces. In Afghanistan they will be using the foxhound to taxi mentors between police stations, army bases and government buildings, and of course provide protection if required. Formerly a pure infantry battalion, 2 YORKS have now become a light mechanised force.
RetroSicotte wrote:An un-named army "source" from a single guy at the NCO level after almost a decade of the things operating with no such claims.
From the BBC.
Pongoglo wrote:From the latest edition British Army Review;
"The Foxhound provides unprecedented levels of blast protection for its size and weight. It is an agile and versatile vehicle that will be a mainstay of the Army for years to come. Foxhound can protect against IED's due to its v-shaped hull"
Jake1992 wrote: bugs me that the MOD are going with the JLTV instead of the foxhound
Jake1992 wrote:other departments such DIT should step in
ArmChairCivvy wrote:Jake1992 wrote: bugs me that the MOD are going with the JLTV instead of the foxhoundJake1992 wrote:other departments such DIT should step in
Sounds a bit steep: £ 0.3m vs. £ 0.9 per copy. Which one is better?
- the MoD is really shooting into their right or left foot: the Chair of the body that in the Parliament is supposed to oversee their spending had to ask "why are they spending £0.8 on a 'foreign' product" when that was based on what ever outside sources and rumours
- no "propper" reporting, to focus the scrutiny?
However, this strategy is not unknown in Corporates: give them, in tis case the "Auditors" BS to peruse and as the billing (not relevant in Parliamentary proceedings) is based on time spent ( which v much is the currency as to how much any Committee can spend, on any single topic)... and, in the end, they will go away
Lord Jim wrote:Things like tax receipts are exactly the type of thing the Mod is not allowed to take into consideration when awarding contracts. This is laid down in the rules they have to follow.
Lord Jim wrote:I totally agree, especially that other departments should chip in
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