Originally Posted by troung
This is kinda embarassing for me ... not to talk of the lives of the folks we let down in the sharp end . As I mentioned in my earlier posts, it's the poor quality control thing, being just another mammoth government department, there is no incentive or accountability to put in that extra step.
I'm curious to know what is the nature of the malfunctions. Heat related, I suppose, from the talk of sustained fire fights. Parts breakage less likely but still possible, the magazine also could be a source of problems- I'm told the synthetic material isn't the best.
If our Ordnance set up and Government are professional and sensitive enough (unlikely), they'll have to stop passing the buck (typically) and set about making amends. That's going to be a long one since the bureaucracy here is formidable. These slugs in their cozy offices with no clue as to what a battle field is like, actually make all the critical decisions with a simple stroke of the pen. There was an article about the CAG(Audits Department) giving the Ordnance Factory Board a hiding for its ineffeciency and inordinate delays in getting minor things done. I'll post the URL when I find it- Its pathetic.