Thursday, February 23, 2012

Royal Navy cuts are evident but the fleet is still one of only 3 global BlueWater Navies. How far will the cuts go?

It's an enduring question what the devil is going to happen to our glorious Royal Navy. Arguably the best trained and equipped in the world.

HMS Daring Type 45 Destroyer
Only the US Navy trump us with their size. As one member said on our Facebook board, "This government is going to leave us defenceless...". But who are we threatened by? Our country is more at threat from Islamist terrorism, and the pirates would not dare to venture in European waters.

So what's all the fuss about? Argentina seemingly springs to mind. The consensus seems that we need a decent Navy to defend the Islands.

Its not all bad news, as another member pointed out - we've 4 new fleet tankers on the way, Type 22 and 23 refits to carry on until the building of Type 26's. There're more Type 45's nearing completion and Astute Subs well towards completion.

"A better streamlined and effective navy with better kit, and a new Super Carrier will bring new roles and perspectives for RN."

But will that be enough in the face of future aggresion from South American or China?

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