NATO uses common logistics and ammo stores. The UN is entirely voluntarily and doesn’t. This has been one of the complaints about it. Blue Helmets are basically scarecrows.Nope. They use their own rifles and don’t share ammunition with other foreign nations. As a matter of fact, I believe no nation does.
Just asking out of curiosity, what is the point of laser sight if you already have an optical sight? With magnifiers, they make sense. But what a laser dot can provide that a good reticle can not?
Oh yeah. I was referring to the UN peacekeepers. They are volunteer units under one command, but with separate logistical chains.NATO uses common logistics and ammo stores. The UN is entirely voluntarily and doesn’t. This has been one of the complaints about it. Blue Helmets are basically scarecrows.
as other members have mentioned, having a group of nations that share common ammunition like NATO does simplify logistics when it comes to the point where this act is necessary, otherwise individual nations within NATO would still operate their own logistics.Bringing up an interesting point here.
Does China ever use something like this or T97 on UN deployments to simplify logistics?
That is the EXTREME case but you don’t need the extreme to see the advantage. I mean consider if you went to every military on the planet and raided their armories generally you would find the vast majority of pistols and SMG in 9x19mm Parabelum.Yes, in the unlikely scenario where various countries' contributions need to share ammunition, using a common round would have its benefits (but if you need to share, you have other, much bigger problems to worry about, e.g. 'the rebels have somehow gained air superiority and we cannot fly in supplies.').
Small Quantities? Perhaps for their use but not capacity. China Is one of the worlds top arms exporters they sell ammo in both NATO and older Soviet types. The stocks of both those ammo types though are primarily targeted for export.But when you consider that the PLA has only small quantities of 5.56mm available
You should know China also manufacture almost the full range of M16/AR15 series for export, plus 5.56mm ammunition? They'd not need to waste resources as such, but simply to maintain a small cache of M4/M4A1 manufactured by NORINCO / POLY, along with 5.56mm ammo. Of course, that typically reserve for familiarity training prior to overseas competitions.I heard they manufactured a batch of 5.8mm M4 to simulate enemy.