Defence Secretary responds to criticism over Navy tankers order

Discussion in 'Royal Navy' started by MoD_RSS, Feb 29, 2012.

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  2. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Methinks the Italian PR for Fincantieri has pissed of the SoS. That's a pretty strongly worded letter, for a ministry reply
  3. Heh heh heh "Or let the work to an Italian shipyard" :)
  4. Was the response simply "We're shit, we couldn't build a ******* lego model if we wanted to."
  5. 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.
  6. I spotted that too.
  7. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    The Italians are better at parking them though.
  8. 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.
  9. But tend to spill the coffee.
  10. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Might end up faster and more stylish too....
  11. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Think how fast they would have reversed
  12. Including the capability to perform barrel rolls. :)