What If: Eurofighter and JSF cancelled - Page 5




 
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January 8th, 2013  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Oh crikey.
January 8th, 2013  
Capt Frogman
 
 
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...acks-bite.html

Britain will be forced to borrow U.S. warplanes to fly from the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers because of defence cuts, the Daily Mail can reveal.
The Navy's Harrier Jump Jets - the aircraft that won renown in the Falklands conflict - are to be retired early leaving the two new carriers with no aircraft when they come into service.

Under the plans, the U.S. Marines would be invited to fly from the British carriers in joint operations and the Navy is also examining the prospect of leasing aircraft from the Americans.

Major costs savings are necessary because the Treasury budget for the carriers only covers the costs of building an empty shell - leaving no money for the aircraft to fly from them.
A senior military source said: 'The U.S. Marines have the aircraft. Their aircraft would fly from the British carriers. Or we could borrow some from them.

'The Treasury are happy to pay for the carriers but there's an issue over the cost of the aircraft.'

Are they ****ing stupid, what good is a carrier without aircraft. The stupidity of the British government knows no bounds.

Read the rest of the article, I am astonished beyond words.
That's the MOD/Whitehall desk jockeys for you!!
January 8th, 2013  
The Highway Man
 
 
Tell us about, they won't pay a penny for the defence of the country, yet they won't think twice about fraudulently claiming expenses for bird houses and moat cleaning!!!!
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January 8th, 2013  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Highway Man
Tell us about, they won't pay a penny for the defence of the country, yet they won't think twice about fraudulently claiming expenses for bird houses and moat cleaning!!!!
Indeed!
January 9th, 2013  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Highway Man
Tell us about, they won't pay a penny for the defence of the country, yet they won't think twice about fraudulently claiming expenses for bird houses and moat cleaning!!!!
Or give 19 Million to President Zuma of South Africa, 17.5 million of which was spent on his palace.

I am gobsmacked that British governments never learn, "Ignore history and you are destined to repeat it."