Express: "Royal Navy Is Now 'Too Small' To Protect Britain"

An MoD spokesman said the Navy is still powerful and can deploy worldwide.
He said: “Tough decisions had to be taken in the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review to tackle to defence budget deficit. However, the Royal Navy remains a modern, powerful and capable force that can deploy a task force worldwide in support of our national interests. By 2020 the Royal Navy will be equipped with Type 45 Destroyers, the new
Type-26 Global Combat Ship, seven new Astute-class submarines and new carrier capability that will operate Joint Strike Fighter fast jets.”
All that's missing from that is the "this is a recording" announcement. Still, if Adml Mark's happy with it, all must be well in the real world.

Funny how we still make no numeric allowance for ships in upkeep.
 

angry_mac

War Hero
Because the ships in upkeep will be replaced by the next ship. Anyway when the capital ship is now a Taxi for Royal, well we can all stop kidding ourselves that we have an effective fleet anymore. The only thing that is keeping his nation some kind of player on the world stage is the 4 black tubes up in Faslane.
 

Rigsby

Lantern Swinger
An MOD spokesman..................yadda/yadda/waffle/fary/burp/noneedtopanic/allswellthatendswell/ifisayitoftenenoughsomeonemigthbeleiveme/etc/etc/etc

what a load of old b*llocks

we would be better off putting David Icke in charge of MOD PR
 

(granny)

RIP
Book Reviewer
There seems to be vanishing act going on. The Treasury states that the Defence budget is as big as ever, we have a diminishing fleet and the likelyhood of only being able to defend 'home waters', so...
Where has all the money gone?
 

Rumrat

War Hero
There seems to be vanishing act going on. The Treasury states that the Defence budget is as big as ever, we have a diminishing fleet and the likelyhood of only being able to defend 'home waters', so...
Where has all the money gone?
Well India does need those cities and aid from the defence budget is planned and..........pick a number....
And keeping an army fighting abroad for years can't be doing anything to swell the reserves.
Then there's my pension so in all................
 

Rigsby

Lantern Swinger
There seems to be vanishing act going on. The Treasury states that the Defence budget is as big as ever, we have a diminishing fleet and the likelyhood of only being able to defend 'home waters', so...
Where has all the money gone?
i have it on good authority that we are getting ripped off bigtime buy the companies that are making our equipment. for example - the QE carrier 'cats and traps/VSTOL' debacle being a fine example of how a privatised company will not act in the best interest of the customer but just the shareholder.
 
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