A letter from Defence Secretary Philip Hammond responding to calls that the MOD contracts for new Royal Fleet Auxiliary tankers should have been awarded to UK firms has been published in the Daily Mail today.
If no British firm bid for the work, then it can't be awarded. Then the choice is between companies from elsewhere and so then it comes down to a simple choice of who's going to do it best and more importantly for the least amount of money.
The South Koreans are pretty shit hot when it comes to building ships.
I can't see issue with this, no British firm tendered for it and they went for the best deal. To me that is sound logic, reckons saved millions for a standard piece of kit. So in this case I reckon good call.