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I have been to Florida beaches where the landscape was flooded by Snowbirds from Quebec. I can't ever un-see those phat phucks, no matter how much I self medicate.Generally that only applies to North America.
Most of the beaches I’ve seen overseas have a pretty decent showing
Never buy Euro…Naval Group and the Commonwealth of Australia have reached a fair and equitable settlement to bring a conclusion to the Future Submarine Program.asiapacificdefencereporter.com
830 million Australian. Still think it would have been better to switch to the French nuke. There must have been one hell of a culture clash
How about three or four times the amount?
Hey all they have to do now is pay the break fee. Then in a years time go back and buy half as many with less features and the Australians can get to the same level as Canadian procurement. Cough EH101.....and then still look to have a competition between two more manufacturers and pick one not developed. And call it Success!The Australian government will pay French shipbuilder Naval Group $835 million in compensation, after last year's decision to tear up a $90-billion contract to build 12 submarines.www.abc.net.au
"Prime Minister Anthony Albanese made the announcement this morning, saying the total amount of money spent by Australian taxpayers on the program is now $3.4 billion. "
Sometimes you just have to walk away from a bad deal i guess
I know that forum well. Please fell free to go back and rub their faces in this.I was on an Australian-focused (dominated) naval forum and mentioned they should be careful about dealing with the French. There was a reason FREMM wasn't chosen in the RCN CSC competition and most of it had to do with dealing with Naval Group. They basically told me to STFU and I didn't have any data to prove that.
I do now.
True. Though the relationship may have blossomed because Australia was getting very irritated with the French. Perhaps also UK , US want to keep Australia in their orbit and not be beholden the wild card the French are.The decision by the US to share nuclear technology would have sunk the Attack class program no matter which supplier of diesel electric boats had been selected.
Well let’s be honest a significant part of that cost is going to be building a nuclear ‘industry’ in Australia. They don’t have any Nuclear plants and so the uphill battle to bring Nuclear power to Oz is even higher than CanadaTrue. Though the relationship may have blossomed because Australia was getting very irritated with the French. Perhaps also UK , US want to keep Australia in their orbit and not be beholden the wild card the French are.
I've seen some project estimates for the Nuc boat program. We are talking in the $800 billion AUS range right now. Not sure if that is full lifetime costs or not.