Senator welcomes scrapping of French submarine deal
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“This is a very big strategic decision with long term national security, geopolitical, and economic consequences that must be the subject to rigorous and wide-ranging scrutiny,” Senator Patrick said.
“I’ve been a strong critic of the French submarine deal. The delays and cost overruns are huge and unacceptable.”
“But we have to be careful we don’t move from one massive procurement disaster into something else that hasn’t been thought through properly.”
“There are huge uncertainties about this announcement – including the selection of a US or British submarine, numbers, cost and schedule of acquisition and delivery.”
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