Nov 03, 2010 16:31 UTC
Tastes like (Parmesan) Chicken…
2010 contracts. (Nov 1/10)
The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA issues contracts for American field rations, known as Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), and for Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDRs) used when providing aid in emergency situations abroad. This Spotlight article covers related contracts during the slice of time from FY 2007 – 2011.
While there are reports that the French RCIR (Ration de Combat Individuelle Réchauffable) has superior trade value on the front lines, MREs are generally considered to be a significant improvement over earlier US rations. DID readers with a high fright threshold might wish to view a set of comparative photos of modern army rations from various militaries. Even if you knew nothing about China, you could guess that their soldiers are draftees – but scroll down in the post, as well as look at the link; things may be improving. In the USA, see below for field anecdotes, including MREs as RPG defenses, and what happens when celebrity chefs try MREs.
- Field Anecdotes: USA
- Contracts and Key Events, 2007 – Present [updated]
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