RAN OPV and Frigate shortlist news

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Re: RAN OPV and Frigate shortlist news

Postby RussF172 » 30 Sep 2020 18:54

I would have thought they would have gone the other way and decided to fit hangars to them to embark an aircraft properly. A helo is a great extension of the ships capabilities. Obviously "The stupid is strong with this one" :stupid:
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Re: RAN OPV and Frigate shortlist news

Postby MikeJames » 01 Oct 2020 13:06

I will point out that the in-service sister ships of the Arafura's, the Royal Brunei Navy's Darussalam-class offshore patrol vessels, just participated in RIMPAC.

They are fully armed combat vessels, fitted with a 57mm Bofors Mk3, 4x Exocet MM-40 Block 3 anti-ship missiles, a man-pad short-range surface to air missile system, multiple light anti-surface gun systems, the appropriate radars, EO/IR, EW and combat systems to operate these capabilities and are also fitted with a perfectly operational helicopter-enabled flight deck.

Whoever decided to make helo operations impossible from the Arafura's should be taken out and shot as a traitor, they quite obviously don't have the nation's interests at heart.

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