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Originally posted by The Last Man on Earth
And this is exactly why I freaking hate Labour. Do we think this situation could have arisen under Thatcher? Of course not.
Originally posted by Harlequin
theres the link - interestingly you mixed around the original format.
but heres from the guardian:
It says it is a "disgrace" that the long-delayed HMS Daring, the first destroyer in the new class, will enter service this year "without a principal anti-air missile system (PAAMS) having been fired from the ship, and will not achieve full operational capability until 2011". The Commons public accounts committee says the new Type 45 destroyer has been the victim of serious mistakes including a "culture of over-optimism", "poor management arrangements" and "inappropriate commercial structures".
so what needs to be understood is quite simple:
the PAMS missiles arn`t ready - the ship is , so blame the bloody french please.
also the new carriers will be in the same situation - in service BEFORE the UK apparantly gets the F35.
Originally posted by john124
Originally posted by ELECTRICkoolaidZOMBIEtest
you know...we could sell you an aircraft carrier full of planes. how does that sound? they can hold about 70-something planes if i remember correctly. do we have a deal?
yes throw in a few F-22 raptors and maybe a B2 stealth please