Monday, June 09, 2008

No Wonder The French Just Give Up France, such things as defense...there is no need, m'sieur

Most of France's tanks, helicopters and jet fighters are unusable and its defence apparatus is on the verge of "falling apart", it has emerged.

According to confidential defence documents leaked to the French press, less than half of France's Leclerc tanks – 142 out of 346 – are operational and even these regularly break down.

Less than half of its Puma helicopters, 37 per cent of its Lynx choppers and 33 per cent of its Super Frelon models – built 40 years ago – are in a fit state to fly, according to documents seen by Le Parisien newspaper.

Two thirds of France's Mirage F1 reconnaissance jets are unusable at present

Looks like their military strategy is a continuation of the Maginot Line, mutatis mutandis.


Billiam said...

I'd be willing to bet that their supply of white flags is in proper working order. Why should they keep their equipment in proper working order? We're there.

Other Side said...

It is remarkable that a supposed first rank nation would allow its military to decompose in such a manner.

I wonder the condition of its nuclear forces.