So 13 new frigates to replace 13 old ones will 'spur a renaissance' in shipbuilding?
Yes, you are. I think the big ticket items [the carriers] will make nucleus of a potent force. I don't expect any real wars fought but these things are mostly about flying the flag and keeping the image of UK as a global leader intact. This of course feeds into economic benefits accrued through prestige.I'm being to spoiled by the rate of growth of the PLAN.