Originally Posted by alexsa
Ha, boy could you start rumors from that ...... A CEA Radar equipped evolved F105 with the AEGIS combat system as the next FFG
............... I am kidding
Ha. That's not quite what I've heard. https://news.usni.org/2017/02/28/mcc...-consideration
I would imagine a CEA radar, aegis, F-100 type frigate would be attractive to some, but I would have thought the US probably would not be that interested.Too much overlap. They also talk about displacement 4,500t?
Maybe a reconfigured Nansen sized would be more doable, half the size of a Burke, you could still fit a decent radar, missiles, ASW, a gun. Under half the crew of a Burke. You can distribute your fires are bit more. A cut down Nansen would be getting close to that much. But the Nansen would be a pretty compromised design, let alone a cut down one. Maybe better off starting with something fresh or something setout to be a frigate. F110 maybe?
Upped gun National security cutter? Seems to be simular size, smaller crew?