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Ex-fleet commander: British defense is actually falling apart

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British fleet for the first time in modern stories practically left without large combat-ready ships RIA News message of the newspaper The Mirror.




According to the newspaper, such an "unprecedented situation is caused by a lack of funding and frequent wrecks of warships." So, "all six British destroyers of the 45 type (the first was launched in the 2003 year) are in the docks of Portsmouth due to breakdowns or a shortage of crew members." In a similar situation, the 12 frigates are idle in Devonport. Only one of the ships of this class is serviceable and is on combat duty.

It is also noted that the newest aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth turned out to be in dry dock - it gave a leak two weeks after it was commissioned. The second ship of this class will be launched in the 2020 year.

In this regard, the former first sea lord (ex-commander of the British fleet) Alan West said the country's Navy is "on the edge" because of their "critically small size."

Defense is actually falling apart,
he stated.

West considers the policy of the authorities in relation to the defense complex to be “devastating” - due to the lack of adequate funding, the military sailors do not have enough training time and the courts of spare parts.

We will lose the ocean - this is unprecedented
warned the admiral.
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  1. Chertt
    Chertt 22 December 2017 09: 59
    +6
    British Anthem "Rule of Britain by the Seas" must be reworked "Rule of Britain by the Thames"
    1. Berber
      Berber 22 December 2017 10: 13
      +2
      Thoughts coincide. But it should be noted that there is succession on the part of the USA. As were the arrogant Saxons, it is. Let's hope that the same fate awaits them.
      1. volodya
        volodya 22 December 2017 10: 56
        +2
        Quote: BerBer
        Let's hope that the same fate awaits them.

        I need to help them! To sleep there with Serdyukov and Vasilyeva, they will fix everything!
        1. Berber
          Berber 22 December 2017 13: 47
          +1
          Yes, they’ve built everything on that, so they have enough of their own.
      2. Juborg
        Juborg 22 December 2017 12: 35
        +2
        the words of this "EX" can not but rejoice. The right course is Britain, to the bottom!
    2. Sergey-svs
      Sergey-svs 22 December 2017 10: 43
      +3
      Quote: Chertt
      British Anthem "Rule of Britain by the Seas" must be reworked "Rule of Britain by the Thames"

      In vain you are laughing at the shaving, because they always have an ace up their sleeve! lol God forbid, they will take and squeeze Ukraine out of debt - the flagship "Getman Sagaidachny" and then again will be proudly called - "the authorities of the Mareys and oKheanov"! fellow
      laughing laughing laughing
    3. NEXUS
      NEXUS 22 December 2017 13: 30
      +2
      Quote: Chertt
      British Anthem "Rule of Britain by the Seas" must be reworked "Rule of Britain by the Thames"

      But what is Britain, by and large, its fleet? There is the United States with its naval war machine, which protects the Britons.
  2. pjastolov
    pjastolov 22 December 2017 10: 01
    +5
    Defense is actually falling apart,
    here somehow they all have - as soon as the zx, so everything was gone
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 22 December 2017 10: 05
      +6
      Either get stingy, or really situevina in small-shaven “not ice” ones.
      1. pjastolov
        pjastolov 22 December 2017 10: 10
        +5
        Quote: Jedi
        Either get stingy, or really situevina in small-shaven “not ice” ones.

        or maybe just - look how beautiful I was - and now ......
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 22 December 2017 10: 19
          +4
          Do you think PR and politics will push?
          1. pjastolov
            pjastolov 22 December 2017 10: 21
            +3
            Quote: Jedi
            Do you think PR and politics will push?

            yes no - give interviews and analytics for denyushka, everyone earns as he can - it’s no longer possible to cut
            1. Jedi
              Jedi 22 December 2017 10: 24
              +4
              Well, yes - they removed him from the feeder, and denyuzhkav hottsa! lol
              1. pjastolov
                pjastolov 22 December 2017 10: 26
                +3
                Quote: Jedi
                and denyuzhkav hottsa!

                that's the point laughing
                1. Jedi
                  Jedi 22 December 2017 10: 35
                  +5
                  Here is a mercantile kyu! yes
  3. Topotun
    Topotun 22 December 2017 10: 01
    +2
    Tryndyat, denezhek just need to ask. As for the aircraft carrier - according to the media, the problem is not worth a damn. In the production of complex equipment, all kinds of jambs can come out.
  4. retractor
    retractor 22 December 2017 10: 08
    0
    The second aircraft carrier has already been launched. No further than yesterday.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 December 2017 10: 08
    +3
    We will lose the ocean - it's unprecedented
    He still lives under the slogan - "Britain is the mistress of the seas!" I understand that lords, peers, generals and admirals live their own, separate lives, but at least occasionally you need to watch TV. And the other day from that corner they shouted that NATO would defeat everyone with one wave of their hand, including and Russia. So NATO is NATO, and Britain has nothing to do with it?
  6. cannabis
    cannabis 22 December 2017 10: 13
    +1
    For Kursk they were never asked ....... to fall apart, with whom then to ask?
  7. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 22 December 2017 10: 14
    0
    Thank Margaret Thatcher - she destroyed the industry of Britain and turned the country into a helpful servant for the gentleman from the United States. And it was only necessary to pay a decent salary to the miners ... Babam has no place in politics, and indeed in the leadership ... Catherine 2 is an exception, confirming the rule, well, besides, she is a Russian woman, and such a horse galloping and burning in the hut))) ...

    Do not feel sorry for them even once, Britain participated in many wars against Russia and now we are not a friend ...
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 22 December 2017 13: 32
      +2
      Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
      Thank Margaret Thatcher - she destroyed the industry of Britain and turned the country into a helpful servant for the gentleman from the United States.

      Sure? And I think, and there are reasons for this, that everything is exactly the opposite. Peers and Lords in Britain are some of the richest and most influential people on Earth. And here the big question is, who goes under whom, the United States under Britain, or vice versa.
    2. Berber
      Berber 22 December 2017 14: 26
      0
      Catherine was a smart woman and did not climb where she did not understand.
  8. novel66
    novel66 22 December 2017 10: 14
    +4
    they are bastards! what the fuck is defense? their Arabs will conquer from within
  9. Terenin
    Terenin 22 December 2017 10: 15
    +4
    That the aircraft carriers have problems, that the cartridge is stuck, the NATO generals have one song - "we are not adequately funded."
  10. Masya masya
    Masya masya 22 December 2017 10: 19
    +4
    Queen Elizabeth, the latest aircraft carrier, turned out to be in a dry dock - it leaked two weeks after commissioning

    lol
  11. LAWNER
    LAWNER 22 December 2017 10: 24
    +2
    1. At the Liza estrus aircraft.
    2. Lisa is ready for mating.
    3. All worthy destroyers and frigates are emasculated ...
    4.How to live further? Argentina does not sleep!
  12. Kerensky
    Kerensky 22 December 2017 10: 30
    0
    So, "all six British type 45 destroyers (the first was launched in 2003) are on the docks of Portsmouth due to breakdowns or a shortage of crew members." In a similar situation, 12 frigates - they are idle in Devonport.

    We have any zavgar this problem would have long been resolved. After all, there is a concept - autocannibalism. Well, you will have not 6 destroyers, but 4. Not 12 frigates, but 8 ... winked
    Can I add a cat? Yes, but first you need to tear off the dog ...
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 22 December 2017 13: 45
      +2
      Quote: Kerensky
      After all, there is a concept - autocannibalism. Well, you will have not 6 destroyers, but 4. Not 12 frigates, but 8 ... winked

      Except when all the "boxes" have identical problems. It is unlikely, of course, but what just does not happen in life. And so the lord broadcasts about the understaffing of l / c on ships. Well, here Head Hunter to help them. yes
      1. Kerensky
        Kerensky 22 December 2017 14: 51
        +1
        Except when all the "boxes" have identical problems.

        I agree. A block in the galley will burn or the meat chopping hatchet has been grinded ... And that’s it! Not an outing trotter.
        And so the lord broadcasts about the understaffing of l / c on ships.

        Well here at all! Stand by the wall and so that the people were not ?! With their salary ?! Conclusion - snickering!
        1. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 22 December 2017 16: 07
          +2
          Quote: Kerensky
          Conclusion - snickering!

          Duc, recently the Anglo-sailors complained to Teresa May about a slow Internet, - they say, the XXX video is slowly swinging. wassat Tin ...
  13. Lexus
    Lexus 22 December 2017 13: 16
    0
    They "emergency (back) exit" already Arabs with Pakistanis gouged, so the collapse went.
  14. Lyton
    Lyton 23 December 2017 02: 31
    0
    I wonder who they need to defend themselves from, the Papuans are tearing through the tunnel, that's where the threat to national security is.