How many astutes will the navy actually get?

#1
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?
 
#2
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.
 
#13
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?
 
#14
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.
 
#15
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:
 
#16
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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