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2021-09-18 Europe
France recalls its ambassadors to the US and Australia, days after a deal was struck between the latter two countries, blindsiding Paris
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Posted by Fred 2021-09-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [199 views ]  Top
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#1 Clumsy and incompetent as Afeghanistan
Posted by Kofi Panda2845 2021-09-18 00:13||   2021-09-18 00:13|| Front Page Top

#2 Well... that $40 billion is going to the US and Great Britain, rather than France.

So the only thing I can fault them for is annoying the French. But had they "consulted" with them, the French would have just increased their bribes to Aussie pols and kept the business.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2021-09-18 01:46||   2021-09-18 01:46|| Front Page Top

#3 And just like that, the SOB's dropped the French Sub deal.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-18 04:28||   2021-09-18 04:28|| Front Page Top

#4 We ricola you home, and riassign you to Switzerland, dah US Ambat 2 West CH, dah other OZ Ambat 2 East CH.
Your mission: 2 Sell a Nuclear Submarine to CH 2 protect dah waters of Lakes Biel, Geneva and Lake Constance.
And we advise you to watch out, be careful, because they, the Swiss, have cantons all over the CH. And we have heard rumors Liechtenstein is becoming "restless", confrontations may be brewing.

I'm not a crazyfool, that moniker is already taken.
Posted by Gluter Thereter9207 2021-09-18 08:27||   2021-09-18 08:27|| Front Page Top

#5 "When I say 10%, I don't stutter."
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-09-18 10:05||   2021-09-18 10:05|| Front Page Top

#6 France is claiming it was an $80 billion deal that was made in 2015. Many of the hulls were already built and well on the way to becoming subs.
Posted by 3dc 2021-09-18 10:09||   2021-09-18 10:09|| Front Page Top

#7 If so, that's a definite pisser. The dickholes running this ship, duffuk.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-09-18 11:19||   2021-09-18 11:19|| Front Page Top

#8 It was a $40bil deal that turned into a $70bil deal where deliveries of the first had been pushed back 5 years at the same time. Aussies were trying to retire their Collins class boats, and had to spend $20 bil on a life extension that they didn't want, but the French kept dragging things out. The French were building a copy of an already existing boat, with the nuke reactor removed. Couldn't get the AIP system to perform as promised.
They're going to end up getting British Astute class boats (built with US licensed tech).
BTW, at the same time the Aussies bought big on Tomahawks.
Posted by ed in texas 2021-09-18 12:46||   2021-09-18 12:46|| Front Page Top

#9 No hulls were built. The subs are still in the design stage and the Aussies already spent $2 billion on that for a sub that is under-powered for their needs.
Posted by Chirong Unomoter2947 2021-09-18 13:06||   2021-09-18 13:06|| Front Page Top

#10 Blame the anti-nuke crowd for the initial error of selecting a diesel electric sub.
Posted by Chirong Unomoter2947 2021-09-18 13:09||   2021-09-18 13:09|| Front Page Top

#11 Even though the project was not going as planned, there should have been a notice of termination before switching to another supplier. The transition to another supplier causes a lot of problems handled the way it was.
Posted by Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 2021-09-18 14:36||   2021-09-18 14:36|| Front Page Top

#12 You buy ships from France, don't pay in advance.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-09-18 15:56||   2021-09-18 15:56|| Front Page Top

#13 BTW the quick one stop source for info on things submerged:
Posted by ed in texas 2021-09-18 16:07||   2021-09-18 16:07|| Front Page Top

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