£1.2 billion contract awarded for new attack submarine

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Ministry of Defence said:
The Ministry of Defence has awarded a £1.2 billion contract for Audacious, the latest Astute Class attack submarine to be built for the Royal Navy.

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#2
Not sure if good choice of name… Last Audacious found a mine and sank without firing a shot in anger.
 
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Over the recent years the MODs aka HMG policy has been to downscale or remove weapon platforms / systems that don't have a clear target or threat

So whats the point of this weapon platform
 
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So the Sub will be manned by the TA under the new Cyber Reserve Defence Force....see just TA thread, at least that will save some funds
 
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I did hear that due to the major improvements found necessary in the early boats the specification has changed somewhat. the older boats not surprisingly will also need a major refit, all this in the willing hands of BAE.

Once complete this will lead to the whole Astute class being renamed: "The Destitute Class!"
 
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Over the recent years the MODs aka HMG policy has been to downscale or remove weapon platforms / systems that don't have a clear target or threat

So whats the point of this weapon platform
It's not solely a weapons platform, and addresses many different threats.
I did hear that due to the major improvements found necessary in the early boats the specification has changed somewhat. the older boats not surprisingly will also need a major refit, all this in the willing hands of BAE.

Once complete this will lead to the whole Astute class being renamed: "The Destitute Class!"
I think your definition of 'major refit' ties in with my definition of 'routine maintenance period'.
 

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