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German Navy rejects newest Frigate due to poor engineering

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  • Vans
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    #21
    ^ Im not much of a navy guy, but how is Germany's reputation as a post Cold War ship builder?
    I know their armored vehicles are well regarded. not sure if their ships

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    • verbatim
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      #22
      If the italians elongated their FREMM frigates to correct an heavy unbalance of masses, the germans could at least in theory stretch their F125. With 18 meters beam, even a little more than two meters longer hull would enable at least a couple of Mk.51 modules, with a possible mix of 12 SM-2 for medium range defense and 4x4 ESSM for short range defense, not bad after all.
      The problem is how to make german politicians willing to spend even more in their navy, given the long existing requirement of the german Navy for a full fledged amphibious fleet and a boost of its naval troops to a real landing force.
      It's an ambitious program that if will get the green light, will cost many billions euro in upfront costs only, and will require a boost on sailors numbers with again larger expenses.

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      • KGB
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        #23
        @swerve

        what makes you sure that they wont scrap it ? Its non performing. Structural problems.

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        • leon
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          #24
          Scrap?

          That is very unlikely. I have not read of any problems, which cannot be solved.


          A problem of the Russian navy: the Lada class submarines. The first one was not accepted into service and required extensive changes.

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