Naval Strike Missile in action (photo Kongsberg)

Naval Strike Missile: A Microcosm of Tory Defence confusion

The troubled story of Britain’s anti-ship missiles

Paul Mason
8 min readNov 26, 2022

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The Royal Navy’s warships — described by MPs last year as “spiky herbivores” due to their lack of offensive capacity — look set to go carnivorous.

On 23 November the Ministry of Defence announced it will acquire an unspecified number of the…

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Paul Mason

Journalist, writer and film-maker. Author of How To Stop Fascism.