My guess is that and probably a couple of HMG's the project is already is it's in the user "requirement development & approval" and "initial concept design" phase or as the MoD call it "definition phase"Regards the opv's anyone know the weight limit for the station currently used by the 25mm typhoon? And are there any other positions intended for weapons?
The original link to the PDF has been moved (and I will have to go looking for it again) from PACIFIC 2019 ... but I can give this link instead if it is ok with everyone . Southern Ocean Patrol Vessel Project
I agree... a concept model that was made shows that the RHIB alcoves appear to have doors.I have been wondering about the positioning of the RHIBS in the alcoves below the bridge. In the great southern ocean I reckon that anything in there will take a fair hammering. Maybe hydraulically operated protective doors could be added. I was thinking about the problems Canterbury (L421) had with its original ships boats alcoves.