Yes, but I actually think that's a good (if demeaning) decision. The Brits and Americans should just stop pretending they have a shipbuilding industry and get their navy built by people like the Koreans who know what they're doing. They're already part of the way there - like British replenishment ships and America wising up and buying Italian frigates after the LCS boondoggle.Would knowing that their replenishment ships are made in Korea give you a chuckle?
Because China needs better export controls.Why would China sell it to the UK ?
I'm saying it can do neither the former nor the latter. Just as a friendly word to the wise, you might want to consider saving the "world's most advanced naval warships" rhetoric for a time when not every single one of a ship class needs a tugboat.or are you trying to say UK can building the worlds most advanced naval warships but not a [gantry] crane ?