They want to secure the choke point and keep the dragon in cage.One of the main aim for AUKUS by US is to get permanent base for their nuke subs as close as possible to hot spot. But you know what, it's not just Australia they need to "embrace" for this.
I see, thanks a lotU216 is one big ass motherfuck*r. It's even bigger than Suryo/Taigei, nevermind U218SG
It's 90m long (vs 84m of Suryo/Taigei, vs 70m of U218SG) with 4000 tons displacement (vs 3000-4000 tons of Suryo/Taigei, vs 2000-2200 tons of U218SG).
It has Vertical Multi-Purpose Lock (VMPL) which can be used for VLS. The U218SG is said to have this kind of option as well.
If only we could somehow buy 400km Brahmos secretly, theoretically, on paper, we could send this MF to attack Beijing
There is always an export variant, nobody sells the full version. It looks the same, has the same engine but something will vary due to the customization or the removal of the sensitive software and some sensitive (strange sensors that we may not have any idea) equipment.
I highly doubt if the Gezgin LACM will ne ever exported (mtcr) but maybe LACM version of Atmaca (called Kara) that nearly has range of 300 km (299.99). Atmaca is not VL for now and probably won't be considered soon in vertical cell since the future designs incorporate space for 16 (or 32 in facing configuration) oblique cells. However Atmaca is going to have a sub-launched version very soon.I got strange feeling that we're gonna use Turkish MDAS VLS. They can't get Mk41 due to sanctions so they accelerate MDAS project to be ready by 2023 for their brand new Istanbul-class frigate.
MDAS VLS will launch LRSAM Hisar, LRSSM Atmaca, and LACM Gezgin.
Yes, it's competing against Barracuda (non-nuke) and Suryo.
Well they said their offer for us is as same as they had operate , but your posting is also right.There is always an export variant, nobody sells the full version. It looks the same, has the same engine but something will vary due to the customization or the removal of the sensitive software and some sensitive (strange sensors that we may not have any idea) equipment.
Typically, the unechoic tiles, some special adjustment in certain parts of the sub, (for reduction of signatures or drag) wake detection sensors, wake-acoustic libraries, underwater-surface ELINT-COMINT systems and libraries won't be exported as-is, or at all.