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  • Regarding the Vard video, I assume the 16 Surface to Surface missiles should be 16 Surface to Air missiles and the 8 Ship to Ship missiles are Surface to Surface missiles? Hopefully their attention to detail on design is better than on their video...

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    • Originally posted by ias View Post
      Regarding the Vard video, I assume the 16 Surface to Surface missiles should be 16 Surface to Air missiles and the 8 Ship to Ship missiles are Surface to Surface missiles? Hopefully their attention to detail on design is better than on their video...
      Not necessarily. SSM could be LACM like NSMs, whle Ship to ship can be something like RBS15 or Exocet. The RAM is the Surface to Air missile. Remember it's a jack of all trades. VLS can give you a wide range of options, depending on the mission.
      Interestingly, the VLS is not mentioned on their online brochure.
      For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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      • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post

        Let's just throw this out there as a P50 class replacement right now.(replacement due end of this decade) Then hopefully by the time the P60s are due for replacement the EPC project will have matured.
        Why not, the first of the P50s will reach the 30 year mark by the end of this decade. If we think of a 2-3 year tender process and then 3-4 years build after the order then we are looking at next year as the latest to start the whole process.

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        • https://theshiftnews.com/2022/08/03/...n-over-budget/

          Some interesting reading on the new Maltese vessel

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          • Sounds like their "source" comes from the same place the cranks who called P22 a rustbucket drink.
            The "complaints" mentioned are pretty normal for a first in class..

            For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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            • Originally posted by Jaque'ammer View Post
              https://theshiftnews.com/2022/08/03/...n-over-budget/

              Some interesting reading on the new Maltese vessel
              "Former AFM commander Jeffrey Curmi appointed a soldier from the maritime squadron to take charge of the design and tender stage of the project"

              That's your problem right there. If you're spending that much money, please do yourself a favor and use some of the budget to hire professional project/program management who do this and only this for a living!

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