January 09, 2004


An important read for those interested in the future of medium-weight mech forces, here. Can't say I agree with all of it, as it's obviously partisan in favour of tracked alternatives, but it still calls into question the MGS purchase. As does the Australian decision in November to buy modified Abrams tanks. The Canadian MGS purchase is currently stalled pending the lifting of the new PM's spending freeze. Certainly some decisions taken prior to the Battle of Baghdad are seeming less wise in the light of that experience, where light armour really didn't seem to have much of a place.

Posted by BruceR at 05:44 PM