They are not buying new tanks, just up grading the old ones to make them less of a coffin.
Still lots of money.
True but nothing to do with Labor.What cheeses me off? Liberal and Labor using our money to buy their future positions in the private sector.
E.g. 75 new M1A2 Abrams tanks at $3.5 Billion!
It's an old true joke - tanks are an extremely expensive coffin for four people - just ask the Iraqi's and all the others taken out by infantry, aircraft, drones, etc.
In modern warfare, tanks are about as useful as fly-screens on submarines ... oh yeah, then there's those nuclear subs due in 10-20 years ...
I was talking to a trainer for the JSFs. He said they are amazing and they are testing them with a drone called the loyal wingman. The JSF automatically controls up to 6 of them and they fly as a formation. They protect the JSF and can go on their own attacks.True. Not sure if Labor started the JSF debacle but they had a finger in it.
Was speaking to an ex adf resource and he reckons the joint strike fighters are the good gear.