Bergen said:Clown_Puncher said:Ja5on said:
The Black cats don't cost Â£8 million a year. And that is a conservative figure.
The RAF are pretty smart. They have anticipated the upcoming Defence Cuts > http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6917297.ece
They have protected what they need to protect and when Cameron realises that he needs to slash and burn what remains of Britain's defences he will have no choice but to target the Navy. The Army is pretty fire-proof because it is up to it's neck in Afghan alligators. Anyone who thinks that RN will see a manned, operational aircraft carrier is dreaming.
Afghanistan and the recession have put the final nail into Britain's real defences.:-
The proposals were ordered by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, the new chief of the air staff, and the air force board ahead of the 2010 spending round. It comes with the RAF ordered to find Â£200m in cuts and ensure all possible available resources are diverted to Afghanistan.
Pretty smart play the the RifRafâ€¦
They offer up 80 clapped out jets already due for retirement and get to keep all their new and shiny fast air intact.
Got to hand to to the Crabs, they play this game brilliantly. Alas, the Navy are utterly crap at this game.