August 08, 2008
Can't be Italian...
Posted by scott at August 08, 2008 02:12 PM
... it's not painted red:
The Italian Navy has finalized a contract with Fincantieri, worth about EUR915 million, for two more Todaro-class submarines.
Currently, Todaro is in the US, taking part in a six-month Atlantic training mission. After having called at Mayport and Norfolk, it is due to go to Groton and will conclude its US cruise in October by joining Columbus Day celebrations in New York.
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Well, it's track record will speak more to its design than anything. If it's fast as hell, but spends most of its time getting repaired, requires roughly 1.2 million minor adjustments to work correctly, and is expensive as hell to repair then we definitely know it's Italian.
That and it probably has a prancing pony on it somewhere.