The Bunker Group
Verified Defense Pro
Gets discussed here about every second week. With the same objections, that obsolescence of their parts and systems means that any item returned to service would need parts sourced from other boneyard residents, that suitable crews woud need holding in storage as well, and the corporate knowledge of how to fight/fly them will be decaying as old soldiers leave and new ones have no clue about old equipmentTo partly address the high attrition portion of the article, should the ADF have its own version of the Boneyard?
Should vehicles and weapons being replaced (Auslav, M113 etc) not be sold but be sent to a boneyard and maintained enough to prevent deterioration?
To follow the U S example, somewhere in the desert. Outside of Alice Springs connected to the rail line might work.
I understand that some M113s have been held in storage, but I'm suggesting a more systematic approach.
Great for the Yanks. Literally thousand of junkyard spares donors to repair fewer and fewer current assets where the knowledge base still exists). Not so great unless you have enough for both, and we know that just isn't so