UK Navy Needs Cheaper & More Adaptable Fleet

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

According to an August 23 report from Reuters, Britain's Royal Navy urgently needs to expand its fleet to secure vital trade routes, and should order cheaper, more adaptable vessels rather than expensive, specialized ones, a defence think-tank said. The Ministry of Defence is conducting a sweeping review of its future military requirements and is looking at ways to provide capability more cheaply -- part of a government drive to slash a bulging budget deficit.

(Source: Reuters)


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