Author Topic: Canadian army loses expensive GPS-guided shells while leaving Afghanistan  (Read 3959 times)

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Offline dapaterson

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Apparently, three Excalibur rounds went missing during mission closeout, and were ultimately written off as lost.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadian-army-loses-expensive-gps-guided-shells-while-leaving-afghanistan/article22853028/
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IIRC, between 2007 and 2011, at least two did not accept a fuse setting and were returned to KAF ammo supply point, and should have been returned to the US
It is possible there were others that did not take a setting and were returned as well
Not sure how well that was tracked; I do recall there was quite a bit of confusion about what to do the first time it happened

Still, makes you wonder how in the hell can you misplace something like that
« Last Edit: February 08, 2015, 18:36:11 by Petard »

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I was on that tour actually. Prob put those in a sea can as well.
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Not to worry, but they are probably in a building somewhere, under a pile of crap that no one wants but no one will throw out for fear "we might need it one day".

How stable are these rounds?
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Very.
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