Exactly my point.SW1 wrote:just think instead of spending 1.25 billion on a group of ships, we could of used that money to fully man and crew the Albion and bay ships and purchase both manned and unmanned systems to allow them to act as fwd deployed presence and martime security assets while still retaining the amphibious capability like Albion has demonstrated in the Far East. Any cash left over could of even been spent on fully equipping type 26 weapons systems from build. But we must just build more ships even though the ones we do have are mothballed.
The proposal I listed above would cost a lot less than £1.5bn, in fact I don't think it would cost £500m. The future of the Amphibious fleet would be secured until the 2030's and the remaining £1bn could be added to the T26 pot.