- Dec 8, 2021
That's because the establishment doesn't WANT to spend that amount of money on individual operators even. They aren't idiots, if they wanted to spend the money to equip them all equally as per global standard, they would've done so 10 years ago. Hell they regularly train with US Special Forces, they know what they are lacking equipment wise. The attitude is, "work with what you have, you're going to deal with insurgents anyway, you've had little setback over the years so we don't have to actually upgrade your kit drastically, you'll be fine". "The money is better spent at showcasing outdated kit for infantry standardization that'll get stuck in limbo". We'll give you some tacky crap when we need to do some photo ops.For the cost of 10 K9 you could have every PARA SF armed with all the Gucci gear of a tier 1 SMU in the US. Of course training plays a big part in mindset and employment of that equipment so I doubt they’d be able to match the top units in the world purely by giving them new gear.
that said there’s no freaking excuse for not giving them any new kit in the last 10 years worth a damn (a few high cuts here and there mean nothing), their standard load out is the same as it was in 2009, maybe they have more ACHs that’s about it.
shocking that the IA HQ doesn’t consider this a concern