MoD Denies it is to Phase-out DU Weapons
An article in the Telegraph (21/09/2003) that the UK Government was planning to phaseout DU tank rounds caused some excitement but proved to be a bit premature. In a reply to a member of the public the MoD said ". This article is not entirely accurate. .. To date DU has consistently out performed all equivalents as a kinetic penetrator when employed in anti-armour weapon systems: its use, therefore, offers the best operational effectiveness in this role."
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