How many astutes will the navy actually get?

alex123

Midshipman
Weve only actually ordered 4, are the MOD actually going to order the other 3-4?


Or are we likely to end up with less boats than the australian navy?
 

danny

War Hero
Defence minister recently said we would get all 7 when he visited barrow. But then he is MP for barrow.
Read in to it what you want. But if they want to keep building subs in the UK then they are going to have to order more than 4. Otherwise the work will dry up before the replacment for trident comes around.
 

witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer
Visited Barrow a couple of months ago. Quite a sight standing in the middle of Devonshire dock.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
After Astute's little hiccup, Artemis would be a good name for one of them.
Any ideas for other names? :lol:
 

Polto

War Hero
WreckerL said:
After Astute's little hiccup, Artemis would be a good name for one of them.
Any ideas for other names? :lol:

ALAAAAAAAAARM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
WreckerL said:
After Astute's little hiccup, Artemis would be a good name for one of them.
Any ideas for other names? :lol:

What about a sneaky boat called Al Queda? That ought to confuse the bar stewards!! :D
 
danny said:
Defence minister recently said we would get all 7 when he visited barrow. But then he is MP for barrow.
Read in to it what you want. But if they want to keep building subs in the UK then they are going to have to order more than 4. Otherwise the work will dry up before the replacment for trident comes around.

What happened to the 8th sub? has that gone the same way as 6 Daring Class destroyers?
 

Oil_Slick

War Hero
aberdeenlad said:
danny said:
Defence minister recently said we would get all 7 when he visited barrow. But then he is MP for barrow.
Read in to it what you want. But if they want to keep building subs in the UK then they are going to have to order more than 4. Otherwise the work will dry up before the replacment for trident comes around.

What happened to the 8th sub? has that gone the same way as 6 Daring Class destroyers?
C'mon!

You know the spin by now… 'Increased operational capability'…blah, blah, blah, 'increased operational footprint'… blah, blah, blah… "increased operational availabilty'… blah, blah, blah.
 
Oil_Slick said:
aberdeenlad said:
danny said:
Defence minister recently said we would get all 7 when he visited barrow. But then he is MP for barrow.
Read in to it what you want. But if they want to keep building subs in the UK then they are going to have to order more than 4. Otherwise the work will dry up before the replacment for trident comes around.

What happened to the 8th sub? has that gone the same way as 6 Daring Class destroyers?
C'mon!

You know the spin by now… 'Increased operational capability'…blah, blah, blah, 'increased operational footprint'… blah, blah, blah… "increased operational availabilty'… blah, blah, blah.

Oops sorry sir, I'll just pop back downstairs and tend to my mushrooms. :lol:
 

Oil_Slick

War Hero
aberdeenlad said:
Oil_Slick said:
aberdeenlad said:
danny said:
Defence minister recently said we would get all 7 when he visited barrow. But then he is MP for barrow.
Read in to it what you want. But if they want to keep building subs in the UK then they are going to have to order more than 4. Otherwise the work will dry up before the replacment for trident comes around.

What happened to the 8th sub? has that gone the same way as 6 Daring Class destroyers?
C'mon!

You know the spin by now… 'Increased operational capability'…blah, blah, blah, 'increased operational footprint'… blah, blah, blah… "increased operational availabilty'… blah, blah, blah.

Oops sorry sir, I'll just pop back downstairs and tend to my mushrooms. :lol:

That's better! :wink:


FWIW, if McBroone had his way we would only have had 4 Darings. They spent a good amount of effort trying to flog off hulls 5 & 6 to the Saudis.
 

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