You would think that the goal of an army general in charge of determining which guns to give his men would be to choose the absolutely best piece of equipment for the circumstance they find themselves in. Apparently, however, giving soldiers fighting in a desert guns that don't get jammed by sand isn't a priority.
This latest update is the angriest I have ever been when writing an article at Defense Industry Daily. Words like "unconscionable" come to mind as the among the few printable things I can say, and the kindest. But the topper came from Brig. Gen. Mark Brown, commander of the US Army's Program Executive Office Soldier and the Natick Soldier Systems Center. He's responsible for equipping Army soldiers. The quote?What is wrong with this guy?
"However, the three other candidates did perform better at about a 99 percent rate or better, which is a mathematically statistically significant difference, but not an operationally statistical difference.".... The Army has put an option on an existing contract for 64,450 M4s, according to the general."
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