HMS Astute arrives home from US sea trials

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  2. Blimey and it made it back without bumping into big **** off rocks, one up for the Navy
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  3. Think that the Astute is a cracking design and hope that we will continue to produce such first class gear.

    The same comments were made about the T45 destroyers. The technology of both Astute and the T45 is said to be mind blowing.

    Now lets keep it and develop it and sell selected bits of it, instead of giving it away.
  4. TheIronDuke

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  5. Good to see my old boat get back safely, just wish i had sailed with her to the states
  6. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    No silly. It should come as a lovely surprise. Like when someone turns up to your dinner party with a really expensive bottle of vintage champagne?
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  7. And smacks someone in the mouth with it for being a gobshite?
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  8. My take on the cat / trap issue and the F35B is that the undercart issues are well in the process of being solved. No chance of Rafale IMHO - too many issues over sovereignty, and at the heart of it is the fact that we like the French, but we don't necessarily trust them that much ;-)

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    Would you like me to move this to the right thread???????????
  9. Er, Jim...
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  10. Jim. Do you work for MoD procurement?
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  11. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    I thought the sea caravan containing jet fighters towed behind the Astute was still top secret?
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  12. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    It was till you mentioned it. We were all going to pretend that Jim had gone mad.
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  13. Bollocks! Managed to type rely in wrong thread!
  14. It's all right I didn't notice, honest.

    You senile old goat.
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