Don't get me wrong, I think the concept is excellent but procurement had slipped from a simple design with masses of flexibility for bidders in how to respond to more complexity and more mandated structures and restrictions. Unless there's a fundamental shift in what really matters - ok ships in the water - and what drives cost - masses of redesign to meet gold plated standards then we'll see another hiatus in 4 months time. I can only assume that there have been some frank customer/supplier discussions between pausing and restarting.Not very close to T31e but from what I have seen there is a lot of internal optimism. All platforms mature and the designs for 31 thus far are all decent. They'll do the job and help make programme room for the T23/26 and T45.