23 March 2011

Royal Navy Running Out Of Ammo?

So apparently the Royal Navy is almost out of Tomahawk missiles.

Defence insiders say as many as 12 of the weapons have been fired from the hunter–killer submarine Triumph in the past four days.
If this is correct, the Navy will have used up to 20 per cent of its 64 Tomahawks in the opening salvos of the war, leading to fears that it is "burning through" its armoury.
The situation could become an embarrassment for the Government if the submarine were the only vessel within range of a number of targets but could not fulfil the mission.

They've only got 64 on-hand? Seriously? That's an afternoon fire drill for the US. In the Libya mission alone, we've fired 116 or so. The Brits only have 64? Total?! Eesh. Can someone loan them a few?

By: Brant

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