Thursday, February 05, 2015

Argies upping the ante

Argentina has been searching for a country to meet their requirements for an offshore patrol vessel, including looking at designs from Brazil, Germany and Spain.

But China has now reportedly impressed Argentina with its China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation's (CSIC) P18 export corvette vessel.

The Chinese offer was said to have been accepted late last year and the vessel will be known as the Malvinas class

Now that is really stirring the pot.  Time for another Falklands Tour I feel.   After 33 years they seem to have forgotten who actually runs the islands.

China has regularly pledged support to Argentina over its claim to sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, with Argentina acknowledging China's sovereignty over the island of Taiwan in return

Those pesky Chinese are all over the Pacific doing the same.   World domination is their 100 year end game. 

Maybe Messrs Clarkson, May and Hammond could go for another Argie Top Gear Tour in the interim to keep the pot bubbling along.

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