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That adds up to six MKS-180 (F126?), four F125, three F124 & 10 K130/K131.
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That adds up to six MKS-180 (F126?), four F125, three F124 & 10 K130/K131.
Not to mention the 8 submarines they plan to have by 2030.. Quickly going from a respectable small navy to one decent sized tough one.
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Germany to Skip Tender for 1.5 Billion Euro Warship Purchase – gCaptain
Then again how much better off would Australia be if we had done similar and simply ordered an evolved FFG-7 instead of the ANZACs, or a second batch of AWDs without mucking around with long procurements? The FFGs are cheaper to sustain than the ANZACs while delivering greater capability and reportedly greater survivability and I can't help but wonder if we went straight from Newcastle to an evolved but still very similar ship if they could have been bought for the same price or less than an ANZAC.

Same with F100 now, we are going for a build of three DDGs, to two OPVs after running down the workforce, then will move to what may be a version of the DDGs they just completed, would it not have been cheaper and more sensible to get the AWD Alliance to simply quote and a second batch of ships while the teaming, work force and supply chain were still in place. The government knows how much the first ships cost, they know how much cheaper the second repeat was, it's not rocket science to calculate a fair price for a new batch with specified upgrades, etc.
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It looks like the navy was nearly as surprised as the public with all the anouncements of additional ships. It's also interesting with the recent shift back to a focus on conventional warfare in the east. The navy plays second fiddle compared to the army and air force in such an event.

But they are happy to grab the chance. Manning will be difficult though.
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