Britain Retires Ptarmigan Early to Save Money

The British Army has retired its primary mobile trunk communications system two years ahead of the entry into service of its replacement as a cost-saving measure to fund operations in Afghanistan. The Ptarmigan equipment and supporting vehicles are now being put up for sale. The British Army does not expect the BAE Systems Falcon system, which is the main replacement for the Ptarmigan, to enter service until 2011. Three Territorial Army Royal Signals Regiments that also operated Ptarmigan will...
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