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November 20, 2016

How did the Royal Navy end up like this?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:34 pm
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How could the United Kingdom let this happen to their navy?


  1. It appears to be even worse than that:

    “Royal Navy to lose missiles and be left only with guns
    Ben Farmer, Defense Correspondent

    15 November 2016 • 4:13pm

    Royal Navy warships will be left without anti-ship missiles and be forced to rely on naval guns because of cost-cutting, the Ministry of Defense has admitted.

    The Navy’s Harpoon missiles will retire from the fleet’s frigates and destroyers in 2018 without a replacement, while there will also be a two year gap without helicopter-launched anti-shipping missiles.

    Naval sources said the decision was “like Nelson deciding to get rid of his cannons and go back to muskets” and one senior former officer said warships would “no longer be able to go toe-to-toe with the Chinese or Russians”. “

    Comment by Jeff Groves — November 22, 2016 @ 10:10 am

  2. Good god!

    Comment by dknights — November 23, 2016 @ 11:16 am

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