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Old Jul 19th 2010, 9:28 am
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And dont forget Land Rover are owned by the Indian company Tata who source parts from China ,South America inc Argentina and of course India etc
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And dont forget Land Rover are owned by the Indian company Tata who source parts from China ,South America inc Argentina and of course India etc
Very true, but thankfully it sometimes works the other way, the new Boeing Dreamliner will be using Rolls-Royce engines made in Derby, plus lots of other British parts.
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Old Jul 19th 2010, 5:12 pm
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Very true, but thankfully it sometimes works the other way, the new Boeing Dreamliner will be using Rolls-Royce engines made in Derby, plus lots of other British parts.
Are they building it in Spain ?
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This vehicle is building for UK, but the UK version I believe that it will be more armored than the Spanish (picture). It is not a tank, is a troop transport vehicle. In Spain it is named " Pizarro "


There are people with prejudices of the things that are built in Spain, in this case the armament, when Spain builds many things and of quality. I can mention some examples...
The BPE Juan Carlos I class....

Is a ship concept that is being very successful. Australia, Norway, Malaysia, Southafrica, Turkey, etc, they pursue this project to incorporate it to their armadas. In fact, Russia is very interested in this ship, but is it probable that at the end it doesn't finish buying it and if the french Mistral French...Why? Because the Russian military, those that understand of these things, want the Spanish ship, but for politics, at the end it is sure the French blindfold him the Mistral to the Russians

or artillery as the Obus 155/52 sbt apu)

the submarines S-80 (Spain doesn't need nuclear submarines) or the adaptation of the Aegis system to the frigates F-100, something that only the Spanish engineers have achieved. And are only some examples

We know what we build and our clients know it. And the opinions in against, only are this, opinions

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Old Jul 20th 2010, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by Relampago
This vehicle is building for UK, but the UK version I believe that it will be more armored than the Spanish (picture). It is not a tank, is a troop transport vehicle. In Spain it is named " Pizarro "
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...OD_PIZARRO.JPG

There are people with prejudices of the things that are built in Spain, in this case the armament, when Spain builds many things and of quality. I can mention some examples...
The BPE Juan Carlos I class....
http://funkoffizier.files.wordpress....n-carlos-i.jpg
Is a ship concept that is being very successful. Australia, Norway, Malaysia, Southafrica, Turkey, etc, they pursue this project to incorporate it to their armadas. In fact, Russia is very interested in this ship, but is it probable that at the end it doesn't finish buying it and if the french Mistral French...Why? Because the Russian military, those that understand of these things, want the Spanish ship, but for politics, at the end it is sure the French blindfold him the Mistral to the Russians

or artillery as the Obus 155/52 sbt apu)
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/93/obus08.jpg
the submarines S-80 (Spain doesn't need nuclear submarines) or the adaptation of the Aegis system to the frigates F-100, something that only the Spanish engineers have achieved. And are only some examples

We know what we build and our clients know it. And the opinions in against, only are this, opinions
Spain has a reputation for excellent engineers. Part of the reason why the US has just put in a huge order for solar and wind energy farms from a Spanish company.
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Those of you who cannot believe that the British army are purchasing Spanish equipment should not forget the Spanish Navy still use the British built Harrier Jump Jet.
It works both ways.
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Originally Posted by Casa Santo Estevo
Those of you who cannot believe that the British army are purchasing Spanish equipment should not forget the Spanish Navy still use the British built Harrier Jump Jet.
It works both ways.
I thought the Naval version of the Harrier were built in the USA
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The Harriers predecessor

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I can't believe this thread in a way

Have people just realised we live in a global economy?

If I remember correctly the UK and US are the biggest distributers of weapons around the world so why shouldnt it go the other way too?
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Originally Posted by cricketman
I can't believe this thread in a way

Have people just realised we live in a global economy?
Correct but UK needs to look carefully at it's economy considering the debt it has.
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Originally Posted by cricketman
I can't believe this thread in a way

Have people just realised we live in a global economy?

If I remember correctly the UK and US are the biggest distributers of weapons around the world so why shouldnt it go the other way too?
DonĀ“t think UK is in second place, more like fifth, after USA, Russia, Germany and France, and just ahead of Spain. But certainly a very important export trade.
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One thing the UK leads the world with and very few others come close is military personel ,Spain/Holland/Italy/France (excluding the Legion) would come very low on this list, Ive never seen such slobs!
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Originally Posted by Rotor
One thing the UK leads the world with and very few others come close is military personel ,Spain/Holland/Italy/France (excluding the Legion) would come very low on this list, Ive never seen such slobs!
I watched many years ago the Spanish lower their flag in the evening at the frontier with Gibraltar.
Six yobs in tatty uniforms approached the flag pole with cigarettes hanging from their mouths. The butts of their rifles where being dragged on the floor etc etc.
Meanwhile the British soldier on the Gib side marched to the gate, stood stiffly to attention and saluted the Spanish flag as it was lowered. He could have been on duty at Buck house

Chalk and cheese.
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
I watched many years ago the Spanish lower their flag in the evening at the frontier with Gibraltar.
Six yobs in tatty uniforms approached the flag pole with cigarettes hanging from their mouths. The butts of their rifles where being dragged on the floor etc etc.
Meanwhile the British soldier on the Gib side marched to the gate, stood stiffly to attention and saluted the Spanish flag as it was lowered. He could have been on duty at Buck house

Chalk and cheese.
Could this ever happen in the UK though?

A heavily pregnant young woman surveying her troops as minister of defense!

And Catalan to boot
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