Im happy to wait until the details become clearer before passing comment on this but I think it's a good illustration of ensuring that the money available is spent in the right areas.Lord Jim wrote:Did we really need to splash out this amount of money on these platforms when other programmes are having serious issues due to lack of funding? In my mind the money could have been better spent elsewhere.
For example, this £2.7bn is pretty much the same amount it would take to scrap RN's T31 programme and built 13 ASW T26's to replace the T23's.
Could this money have been better used to increase the MPA purchase up to the suggested number of 16x P8 Poseidons?
With the price continuing to drop how many F35's could £2.7bn actually purchase now?
As you say many programmes would benefit from a cash injection at the moment, but as ever, it all comes down to a question of priorities and this time it was the Chinooks that have been deemed the biggest priority. I hope it was the right call.