|Vossiej wrote: *||May 25th, 2019, 12:58 pm|
Quite possible the sensor & weapon package will differ from what is stated here, especially for the Netherlands. As they already operate the 30mm Marlin WS on other ships it could very well be a candidate to replace the 40mm, and with an increasing number of Dutch MPs routing for more domestic defense-industry orders Thales will probably get some radar deals as well.
Other than that, not a half bad design with quite some potential!
Time will tell, the official information is that the details arround sensors are not ready at this point. Naval Group denied to answer any questions arround the systems and send the journalists to the Belgian and Dutch navies.
Following a request by marineschepen.nl to the Dutch navy the answer was simple : No decision yet.
They are in talks with Naval Group to change some details to the design, other sensors are allowed but only if they fit in the price and specs of the current offered models.
Don't expect any big changes to the sensors, the fixed price of the contract does not allow any space for other systems. The RNLN did take some space in the contract to be able to place theire own CMS (Thales TACTICOS based) instead of the CMS developed by Naval Group.
There are some design flaws in the shown model but this might change in the current ongoiing talks between the navies and Naval Group. The contract signing has been postponed by Belgium due to the recent elections.
Not a handsome ship, but not ugly either.
that's your opinion
All i can say is ; It's French.