Blast from the past.
  • McPherson

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    That was 2012. How much of it is true now, is very open to debate. Now the presentation does not factor in the size of infrastructure difference of the USN and RAN, nor does it mark the sheer back or tail behind the shaft forces.

    @Sam R. has a joke about "dependence", but there is the option of "leasing" which runs into the iron wall of security concerns for both nations.
     
    Why nations do not like to lease gear.
  • McPherson

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    Allow me to assure you leasing combat stuff from foreign governments is off the table, although it is possible to lease civilian stuff for military duties.
    One of these days, I might discuss why French WWII naval developments that interested USN endusers postwar were boloed because the "leasing and licensing" problems ran into French business practices and American politics (Goat Island again.).

    Yes, it has to do with torpedoes. The Americans stuck with NAVOL with disastrous results.
     
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