France to send ambassador back to Australia amid Aukus row:France will send its ambassador back to Australia to "redefine" relations, after Canberra reneged on a deal to buy French submarines and sparked a row.
Well said.900 million France had already been paid yet France had not given them any start date for construction.
They did lay out the systems that would and would not be in the boat. It would be ancient technology when the first boat would have been delivered.
It would be akin to the US spending a billion dollars today to have new F-4 phantoms built with the same 1970s technology.
France was screwing Australia big time and the fact that France made such a big deal about it, that they were finally kicked to the curb is beyond laughable.
France should have been working on the second boat already, if they had their crap together but they only care about themselves and nobody else.
They remind me of the drunk, druggie fiberglass guys who promise to repair your boats for X dollars, ask for half the money upfront for materials and never shows up again. That's France!
The French already have their own barracuda class nuclear sub in sea trials.I find Frances excuse that they were offed nuclear propulsion but chose not to costing more money and time laughable. The author should have called them on that nonsense.
Going nuclear is going to cost more because they have zero infrastructure for it and the cost of the powerplant is insane compared to conventional. Let alone the guy probably never heard of Autocad .