About Navy ships unfit for war
|January 3rd, 2008||#1|
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Navy ships unfit for war info
January 01, 2008 11:00pm
AFTER a $1.4 billion "upgrade" the navy's front-line fighting ships cannot defend themselves and are unable to be sent into battle.
A navy whistleblower says sending the 4000-tonne Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigates to war would be like sending a VK Commodore to race at Bathurst.
Senior officials admit the 1997 FFG upgrade project was a "debacle" created by the Howard government's decision to maximise the sale price of the Sydney-based contractor Australian Defence Industries when it was sold to the French firm Thales.
|January 12th, 2008||#2|
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More info I found info
Some good helicopter action as well.
I'm trying to get more info on the breakdown on the bridge but can't seem to find any. I found some useful links explaining a little better what went in the region and tanker wars but nothing directly saying what happen or what failed.
This was a good read
|September 9th, 2008||#4|
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|April 2nd, 2009||#5|
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Oh yes...the four Kidds that were originally to be sold to Iran.
I remember when Ingalls offered the ships to the US Navy...and they said hmmm no thank you, we have enough more capable spruance class destroyers (the kidds were strpped down spruances...sort of). So leonard erb, president of ingalls shipbuilding that was going to take a bath on those ships...put the ships on the open world market...and the navy went batst. They wound up buying them for the price leonard wanted for them, to keep them out of the wrong hands.
I didnt hear anything bad about them, so i trust the yard did a good job on them.
“If we should have to fight, we should be prepared to do so from the neck up instead of from the neck down.”— General James H. Doolittle, USAAF
|April 2nd, 2009||#6|
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This is how our tax dollars get pissed away buying useless weapons that we either don't need or don't work. All to make certain industries rich. Look up "Missile Shield" if you don't believe me on that one.
"My center is giving way, my right is in retreat situation excellent. I shall attack." -Foch
I am from NYC. I fly a French flag because I work in Paris.
Last edited by mmarsh; April 2nd, 2009 at 13:39..
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