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MoD spent £149m on tanks unfit for service

Publié par Clifford Armion le 23/11/2009

David Robertson and Michael Evans

"The Ministry of Defence has been criticised for spending £149 million on an urgent upgrade to 900 tanks that can still only be used for training.

"The armoured vehicles will be used in Canada and Britain because they offer insufficient protection against mines in Afghanistan.

"A defence source described the procurement, at a time when equipment shortages for troops have caused public anger, as a waste of money. We certainly don't need 900 of these things for training. It seems crazy to do this upgrade work on vehicles that are more than 40 years old and then put them into storage, which is what will happen to most of them, he said."

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"MoD spent £149m on tanks unfit for service", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2009. Consulté le 28/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/mod-spent-149m-on-tanks-unfit-for-service