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    Hey Benny , not only in Israel huh





    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been criticised for losing track of assets worth over 6bn.

    MPs have urged the department to take control of its stock problems after the National Audit Office qualified the MoD's accounts for the fourth year running.

    In financial terms, that means auditors have doubts or concerns about the figures.

    The 6.3bn of equipment mislaid includes 184m worth of radios.

    Defence Secretary Liam Fox blamed the problem on mismanagement in the department.

    "We inherited a multi-billion pound deficit in defence from the previous government that was characterised by waste and inefficiency under Labour. That must change."

    Mr Fox said that major reforms had been announced last week which would make it clearer who was responsible for managing equipment.

    The Commons defence committee said it was "dismayed" by the news and that the MoD must speed up plans for sorting out the problems.

    "It is alarming that the department should be unaware of the location, usability or indeed the continued existence of assets to a total value of 6.3bn," it said.

    "We expect to see an abbreviated timetable for achieving this, and an explanation of the measures taken to achieve it, in the response to this report."

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    Wow, 6.3 billion isn't chump change. Any entity the size of a nation's defense cannot survive an audit - there is always mistakes and pilferage - but 6.3 x 10^9 bones is a LOT of hardware.

    That would buy 4 WINGS (8 squadrons of 25 each) fighters at 30 million a pop.

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    • #3
      Yeah, but when was the last audit? This can be nipped in the bud if caught and stricter regulations put in place.

      Then again, nothing in the world will ever stop a soldier from creating his own scrounge bag
      Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

      Abusing Yellow is meant to be a labor of love, not something you sell to the highest bidder.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Chogy View Post
        Wow, 6.3 billion isn't chump change. Any entity the size of a nation's defense cannot survive an audit - there is always mistakes and pilferage - but 6.3 x 10^9 bones is a LOT of hardware.

        That would buy 4 WINGS (8 squadrons of 25 each) fighters at 30 million a pop.
        And that's when 6.3 x 10^9 bones was a lot of bones.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tankie View Post
          Hey Benny , not only in Israel huh





          The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been criticised for losing track of assets worth over 6bn.

          MPs have urged the department to take control of its stock problems after the National Audit Office qualified the MoD's accounts for the fourth year running.

          In financial terms, that means auditors have doubts or concerns about the figures.

          The 6.3bn of equipment mislaid includes 184m worth of radios.

          Defence Secretary Liam Fox blamed the problem on mismanagement in the department.

          "We inherited a multi-billion pound deficit in defence from the previous government that was characterised by waste and inefficiency under Labour. That must change."

          Mr Fox said that major reforms had been announced last week which would make it clearer who was responsible for managing equipment.

          The Commons defence committee said it was "dismayed" by the news and that the MoD must speed up plans for sorting out the problems.

          "It is alarming that the department should be unaware of the location, usability or indeed the continued existence of assets to a total value of 6.3bn," it said.

          "We expect to see an abbreviated timetable for achieving this, and an explanation of the measures taken to achieve it, in the response to this report."
          What happened to 1157 checks..QM and QM(T) Checks...How the hell do you lose 6BILLION worth of equipment? The Quartermaster General want's a kick up the rear. That's if they can find a spare boot.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dave lukins View Post
            What happened to 1157 checks..QM and QM(T) Checks...How the hell do you lose 6BILLION worth of equipment? The Quartermaster General want's a kick up the rear. That's if they can find a spare boot.
            They came up against Tankie ... and lost.

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            • #7
              I'll bet he's got himself an MBT stashed away for when Davey or Tigger really piss him off...
              Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

              Abusing Yellow is meant to be a labor of love, not something you sell to the highest bidder.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Officer of Engineers View Post
                They came up against Tankie ... and lost.
                Sheeeesh Col , nahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i was never up to kilroy was here , maybe the odd 5 gall of benz n oil , but wow , not that much of kit , benny maybe with jet engines , butttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt thanks for the thought
                Last edited by tankie; 06 Jul 11,, 22:04.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bigross86 View Post
                  I'll bet he's got himself an MBT stashed away for when Davey or Tigger really piss him off...
                  I wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiish

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