Transport Fleet replacement Sept 8, 2011 21:50:31 GMT 12
Post by ngatimozart on Sept 8, 2011 21:50:31 GMT 12
Well considering it is supposed to election year (after the RWC) instead of just of complaining about what we haven't got shouldn't we be making noises? Do people actually realise the number of platforms that NZDF have that are due for replacement in the next 10 years? The cost amounts to billions. I don't see the RNZAF Assn or the RNZRSA making any noises about the lack of resourcing for defence. Actually is the RNZAF Assn still around? Those organisations should be lobbying on behalf of our people in uniform as well as those of us who have served. How can you expect our people to do a proper job if they've got crap kit? Think back to 2000 / 2001 when the RNZAF got castrated by the then PM with the axing of the ACF. That was a political move made because she saw an opportunity and the anti- military movement was in full cry. The media saw it as being "sexy" and we ended up with one sided coverage.