Procurement: December 29, 2000


The US Army is ordering 3.7 million berets for $24 million for the new look in combat fashions. (National Guard units, and even State Guard units, are also adopting the beret, although no one under the rank of general seems to think it's a good idea.) The problem is that only one US company makes berets (Bancroft Cap of Arkansas) and it can only deliver about one million in time. The rest will come from South Africa, Romania, Sri Lanka, India, Canada, and China. (The Chinese, which General Shelton said could become "a 21st century version of the Russian bear", will provide 309,000 berets.)--Stephen V Cole


Article Archive

Procurement: Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close