Type 4X destroyer?

All sparkles of any variety wear pink ovies and hold hands......they just can't help it.
 
Would that not be fairies* aka Radio radar - rather than leccies - seem to recall ( from old lecturers tales of derring do ) Fairies had pink flashes with the other trades being other colours.


*Which I was in addition to being a Greenie ( Leccy) and yes @Graculus greenie is the internationally accepted term - I dunno 1 bloody crab and the rest of us are tarred for life even never served civvy cu mumble mumble grumble mutter rebel ithot a pause etc
The RAF term is miles better...nothing up with dogs.....
 
Given that 6 x T45 replaced 14 x T42, I'd imagine that we'd only end up with a couple of T4X anyway with one in extended readiness.

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MM
The RN said that they would need a minimum of 12 T45s to replace the T42s and they got 6. However, there was money budgeted for 12 so where did the rest of the money go to? Having worked on the fiasco known as the Astute Submarine project for 14 years, the money went on requirements creep (esoecially), bad project management and BAe systems and their subcontractors maximising their profits. As it is, the RN cannot crew the ships that they already have, let alone buying any more.
 

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The RN said that they would need a minimum of 12 T45s to replace the T42s and they got 6. However, there was money budgeted for 12 so where did the rest of the money go to? Having worked on the fiasco known as the Astute Submarine project for 14 years, the money went on requirements creep (esoecially), bad project management and BAe systems and their subcontractors maximising their profits. As it is, the RN cannot crew the ships that they already have, let alone buying any more.
Nothing new there.

After WW1 the private naval yards formed a cartel to rig the bidding process for RN tenders, especially the yealy destroyer rota, ensuring that profits and work were shared out regionally. They also grouped together to buy out struggling shipbuilders with legal clauses preventing their property being used for shipbuilding for 40 years. Prior to WW2 they removed almost 100 slipways from the industrial base to reduce competition.

Those slipways would have been very useful come the WW2 shortage.

Come rearmament this turned into profiteering on a fairly epic scale. Batch 1 and 2 Hunts for instance saw 35% profits. Andrew didn't twig will late 41.

The more things change the more they stay the same... RN will always need tubs hence private industry sees a monopoly for itself.

Has the RN ever demanded to audit Baes?
 

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