Author Topic: Blocking Equipment Repair  (Read 502 times)


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on: July 15, 2021, 04:24:32 PM
"A Real S*** Show": Soldiers Angrily Speak Out about Being Blocked from Repairing Equipment by Contractors

Im a technician in the US Navy, I can tell you, there was a time when we used to be able to troubleshoot and repair pretty much everything we own. We were able to keep spare parts (high fail items) on hand and we had complete parts lists and troubleshooting diagrams for everything. Now, most new equipment is under contract, and instead of being able to repair, we are required to contact a civilian technician and they have to come onboard to fix problems. This mean, when we are deployed, we are paying to fly someone thousands of miles, into warzones, to fix something that probably just needs a simple component replacement. its a nightmare.

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Reply #1 on: July 16, 2021, 04:02:07 PM
This is sad and unnecessarily expensive and inconvenient. 


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Reply #2 on: July 16, 2021, 04:37:21 PM
And dangerous in a combat situation.  :Loser:

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Reply #3 on: July 16, 2021, 11:40:57 PM
I agree. Patton would slap whoever came-up with that system. Twice.  :bigthumb:

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