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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky42 View Post
    If that is the upper band of what we will spend there's no chance of getting a Frigate of any value.
    It's not going to be a frigate or anything like it, its just going to be an extra-large patrol vessel with all the stuff OPV's have in other militaries, like a helideck, an air-search radar and the ability to transport troops and equipment. Just going to be a lot longer.

    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmit� View Post
    That was when the OPV, which ended up costing just over €100m each, were supposed to cost €80m
    The OPV's cost about €71 million each with gun and VAT included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    It's not going to be a frigate or anything like it, its just going to be an extra-large patrol vessel with all the stuff OPV's have in other militaries, like a helideck, an air-search radar and the ability to transport troops and equipment. Just going to be a lot longer.



    The OPV's cost about €71 million each with gun and VAT included.
    My apologies. I misread articles like this one.
    https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-34806125.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    It's not going to be a frigate or anything like it, its just going to be an extra-large patrol vessel with all the stuff OPV's have in other militaries, like a helideck, an air-search radar and the ability to transport troops and equipment. Just going to be a lot longer.



    The OPV's cost about €71 million each with gun and VAT included.
    There the problem, can't do much longer without increasing the width, there for it gets longer and wider and deeper in the water, so in essence you need to go back to the drawing board... or buy something of the required size off the shelf. So its probably going to be one of the Off the shelf 110metre OPVs out here. Not the quantum leap expected by some.
    Time for another break I think......

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