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Subject: Ammunition Standardization
Fork    3/14/2008 6:33:45 PM
This may not be the problem for most of you out there but just to have your candid opinion on the issue I thought to put it here. Our Country, Pakistan is using equipment of many country's origin including USA, China, Russia etc. Now the ammunition likewise is diverse specially as far as marking and charge numbering system is concerned. This brings certain problems of identification, varying staff and skilled personnel to handle different type of markings etc. What in your opinion should be done in a bid to achieve standardization.
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neutralizer       3/15/2008 3:18:51 AM
Should only be a serious problem if a battery with a particular type of gun is using ammo from different sources.  In this case it's up to the customer (Pakistan) to specify markings that are standard (this is what other countries do, eg NATO nations that buy ammo from Israel or Sweden).  Of course this will increase the cost.  In the wider logistic system it's probably viable to overmark external packaging when it enters the national logistic chain.
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Fork       3/18/2008 6:01:03 AM
Absolutely right but here we often have to interchange troops from one equipment to the other (eco constraints). And a separate conversion training cycle has to be arranged. I just wanted to get rid of this all and was thinking that if we bring all the country's ammunition which we have into one fixed frame of marking and charge numbering system for all ...      
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