is well known as Parliament sits on it:
Round figures, but you can guess what the long-lead items stretching out all the way to the 4th boat might be.
Agreed, there is plenty of money on the table, it's the other two bits I took issue with. Astute took 10 years which granted had issues getting going, but Dreadnought is more than twice the size, is expected to do what Astute can do and more, as well as being more
Just feels like 3 years doesn't seem like a lot of leeway, it'd be less than that if Vanguard leaves on schedule and they want to keep the 4 boats.
ArmChairCivvy wrote:Design-wise: never seen anything more than what SB just put up. Number of tubes reduced (though bigger, each... coming in more divisible modules... a more compact (? I think this was contradicted) reactor design); it all sums up in lots of options.
Didn't mean specifics, wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't public until she's together enough for some publicity snaps in the DDH, more about that the design was complete
. Signed off with a level of confidence is one thing, complete is another.
It might've been me taking away the wrong message from SB (apologies in advance if so), but it read as though she was designed and now it's just an assembly exercise, i simply do not believe that is the case.