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Re: British aircraft carriers
Clearly, this whole issue relates to how the RN fits into overall UK defense policy. The Invincible class were part of the Cold War ASW fleet, but almost by accident turned out to be useful in the new post-Soviet 'power projection' liberal interventionist role. the two QE vessels were conceived as Invincible replacements in the light of that policy (as to the size of the ships, as has been pointed out before, steel is cheap). Now 'liberal intervention' has gone and money is likely to be tight into the foreseeable future (with or without Covid, the need to pump more into the NHS is regarded as THE political necessity of our time), where does the RN see itself going? A fishery protection force?
Naval power requires two things; the political will to achieve it and the money to pay for it. The UK has neither of these things.
the navy asked for 12 type 45 and the bean counters only approved 6 its the same with the type 26's. everything in government is just so short sighted
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