|Eeo wrote: *||January 18th, 2020, 8:20 am|
The British ....Type-31 frigate projects. Ongoing production lines, close allies since antiquity. Downside is British systems, which are finicky. Since we're Norway and cheap as fuck, we'd probably go for Type-31 and slap MK41 and NSM on it. Que Norwegian pseudo-Iver Huitfeldt class (which IMO is what we should have bought ages ago).
I think that would be the ideal with a mix of links to Denmark, Britain and US who are all close and allies and if they can keep it closer to Iver Huitfeldt class it should work and be quicker into service and cheaper than anything else?
Its also likley that UK would like to to get a first export customer especially a NATO one for a ship sold as a export version and to increase its own order size spreading development costs, so 4 ships for Norway would be very welcome and might agree a good deal?
The other question is if you could build a Type 31 - Iver Huitfeldt class without doing it all in UK at high local pay rates by building much of the blocks in Estonia and Lithuania and maybe paying a more advanced defence yard to simply do the final integration and fit out? This might still be agreed by UK as it would not get in the way of the T31 order and might allow them do join in to reduce costs as well by the back door by doing the same?
Or just pay Denmark and build a ship without UK as I'm not sure who actually owns the rights to what?