From The Telegraph: |
[British soldiers] complain that the [Bowman] radio weighs 15lb, more than three times heavier than the equivalent Clansman radio, a problem common to all of the Bowman tactical radio sets.
The Royal Marines were so alarmed by the weight that they attempted to opt out of Bowman and purchase their own sets off the shelf but were blocked from doing so by ministers, Defence Analysis says.
Surely not ...?
Is the 'tactical radio set' the man-portable one, or the one that is supposed to go in the Land Rover (and broke the chassis when it was tried)?