|eswube wrote: *||December 1st, 2019, 11:12 pm|
Great to see You back. I was getting worried that You could be having problems with, ekhem... politics.
Nice work. I'm not sure if it would be cost-effective at all, though.
Less to do with politics but more with my own affairs...
When it comes to efficiency, as long as structural and mechanical capabilities of the vessel can support its mission, why not?
All additions but the 76-mm gun and fire controls--and maybe a more modern sonar--will be plug-n-play. The vessel will carry more and longer-range SSMs, and possibly more modern torpedoes, as well as having better self-defense capability.
In contrast to designing and constructing a totally new platform, it will take months, not years to upgrade. After the first example, learning-curve effect will come into play: upgrades will be shorter and cheaper.
Anyways, I think we both don't have the numbers! So the argument may still go on and on...