For me U209 NG most realistis choice for PAL they already prepared and now have the jigs & tolls and experince from building changbogo class and better to mastered it first with building a legal U 209 before staping forward to U214 class the korean did it turkis did it to so why we wont.? there no such instant to masterd the subs tech and for scorpane it will need more investment more money etc...
Feel relieved that if we signed the FREMM, Fincantieri will be the main contractor
I think Golok suitable for special mission like "silent infiltration". It has small RCS right??military yacht
photo by John Lundin
if RCS was concern for inflitration mission, then a midget sub is much more suitable for the mission, no RCS at all.I think Golok suitable for special mission like "silent infiltration". It has small RCS right??
Maybe, but first you need to make sure that MoD & Navy interested in such a ship (to cover the RnD and ToT costs)perhaps lundin should learn from republic of china Lung Teh shipyard , ta chiang class , those 60metre corvette / fast attack craft not only "cool and modern" looking ship but also armed to teeth.
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1x76mm super rapid
1x Phalanx 20mm CIWS
8x Launcher for Hsiung Feng III anti ship missile (up to 16 missile if they used all the launcher platform for anti ship missile only)
32x Launcher for TC-2 Sky Sword , short range-medium range SAM (up to 64 missile if they used all the launcher platform for SAM missile only)
CS/MPQ-90 Bee Eye AESA radar