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  1. asif iqbal
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    Jobs and work coming to Scotland

    Scotland produces the world top tier stuff

    I hear the Dutch, German and Swedish are good

    but can they build a 65,000 ton carrier and worlds most advanced warships
     
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    Yes, why not? If a country with no meaningful commercial shipbuilding industry can produce those things (with some delays and stuff), why shouldn't countries with military and actual commercial shipbuilding capacities not being capable of the same thing?
     
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    because I have not seen a carrier from either of them, unless they have launched one overnight which I didn't know about
     
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    I don't do pictures much, but thought I might share this view from inside of
    Carrier Abraham Lincoln transits Strait of Hormuz for the first time since deployment https://www.navytimes.com/news/your...f-hormuz-for-the-first-time-since-deployment/
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    Because they don't need such ships? And your question was if they can - not if they did.
     
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    according to wiki, Wellington had 68 thousand men at Waterloo, and according to
    Top brass plans to shrink army https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/...p?shareToken=e47297079f90f22864e8adb9f0d2eb3f
    "Senior officers are discussing an army of between 60,000 and 65,000, the smallest for centuries."

    also this is interesting: "Wallace told navy chiefs the aircraft carriers could be deployed with US aircraft or escorted by Nato ships from other countries to cut costs." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Wallace_(politician) EDIT the third Defense Secretary this year

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    Check this out guys

    should have taken the ski jump !

     
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