Mordaunt for her part said she was “not going to be shy about asking for more money” to keep the carriers afloat while also buying at least 13 new frigates to replace older ships.Giving evidence to the National Security Strategy committee, Lord Houghton said that as vice chief of the defense staff in 2010 he was not in favor of buying two aircraft carriers and new F-35 stealth jets for the air force whilst also expecting the defense budget to include the nuclear deterrent submarines.
Spending on such expensive equipment “massively unbalances the amount of money to spend on capabilities in more active need of use,” he said.
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