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Offline starviking

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Re: BAE Systems Successor SSBN
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2016, 04:19:44 am »
which suggests something is driving significant risk.

Politics?

Of the trans-atlantic kind perhaps?

What could the US do (realistically) to throw a wrench in things?

I agree things are unlikely to impact the programme in the short term, but we've had very big political upsets on both sides of the Atlantic recently, so who knows?

Still, the contingency is less likely to be about future political problems, more likely industry and economy related.

Offline Abraham Gubler

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Re: BAE Systems Successor SSBN
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2016, 09:10:11 pm »
which suggests something is driving significant risk.

Politics?

Of the trans-atlantic kind perhaps?

Nope. Domestic political indecision is more than enough to ruin any defence acquisition. Case inpoint ( UK alone): CVF, FRES Utility, Nimord MRA.4, etc.
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