|Hood wrote: *||September 13th, 2017, 8:14 am|
But as the article Waterwings linked to says, where is the all the money going on Type 26 when its using stripped out systems from the Type 23s?
If a River costs £348 million (and its a basic OPV) then it makes no sense that by adding a hangar, ballistic protection, more advanced electronic kit and a 76mm gun that its going to work out £98 million cheaper.
It was £348 million for three Batch 2 Rivers not £348 million each.
plus that order is a tad more complicated then straight up price per hull, the Government was contractually obligated to provide work for BAES to keep the yards open. So it's more accurate to say that £348 million was the cost of maintaining the workforce and facilities at the yard during the lull between aircraft carrier fabrication ending and T26 work beginning.