Very very interesting but where is the money coming from?
Apparently it's being being funded from the new 'Transformation Fund'
Need to see the detail but many of us have been calling for this for a long time. Fingers crossed.
Talking about escorts, more T26's or uprated T31's to form these UK 'Strike Groups' in the Gulf and Pacific?shark bait wrote:Money aside, this sounds great! A pair of big fat utility ships could be highly valuable ships, letting the rare escorts focus on being escorts.
No way 8 T26's are going to cover 2 Strike Groups and an independent CSG?
These globally deployable, multi-role vessels will be able to conduct a wide range of operations, from crisis support to war-fighting.
They would support out future Commando force. They will be forward deployed at exceptionally high readiness and able to respond at a moments notice, bringing the fight from sea to land.
Our vision is for these ships to form part of two littoral strike groups, complete with escorts, support vessels and helicopters.