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    since in the DefenseNews article quoted above I saw "several designs will be presented to the minister", I contacted you :)
     
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    The Godwind is a good FFG design.

    I believe numerous countries will end up buying them.
     
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    I recalled "discussions" about a Gowind 2500 (yes, just one was the plan) for Poland ... right now I didn't find anything newer than the presentation from last year:
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    In fact the reason for this new Frigate is more for price, created a new btw FREMM and Godwind more affordable especialy for export a wish from DCNS especialy.
    Do a FREMM cheaper.

    And you need back to White Paper 2013 for understand :
    W. Paper say 15 MSC for around 2020, so few of 1 or 2 ... !

    At this time for 2025 about :
    Planned in 2013, 11 FREMM ( 9 ASW and 2 AAW ) and 2 Forbin only 13 MSC others retired so remains 2 to build but a class of 2 is stupid...

    In more dangerous with Min of Finances he catch money for two and you have 13 :) :rolleyes: but not joking entirely... and after for regain the decrease extr. difficult.
    Look British have lost not old and capable 4 Type 22 in 2010 want regain with Type 31 and no sure...

    Considering it after W.P. 2013 in 2015 they are change with 2 Forbin + 8 FREMM + 5 new FTI for get a class enough numerous.

    I don' t think in Def News you have see it reliable but no French o_O
     
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    #1095 Jura, Sep 24, 2016
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    Flotilla 17F have begin transition from Super-Etendard to Rafale completed for 2017


     
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    How much of an upgrade would the sadral be ?
    I always thought putting this kind of MANPAD on a ship is mostly a way of saving money compared to a real SAM. If this system is supposed to be better (at least against sea-skimmers), is this a sign of how outdated crotale is nowadays ?
    I would have thought that if you wanted to replace crotale with a modern system in the same class, you would rather use VL Mica. Would this need a new radar ?
     
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    Sadral for free recovered from George Leygues retired, with reloads 39 missiles, Cassard also have.

    Your right only a MANPAD, Mistral and little missiles...

    Actually La Fayette use a new Crotale CN 2 variant upgraded with VT-1 missiles more fast range 15 km vs 6 for Mistral have same age about so for ECM similar then i am not sure the Simbad is better or against missiles only ?

    Really better i have read but possible La Fayette can receive in more VLS with 16 Aster 15, a true armament for a FFG.
     
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    History Has A Tendency To Repeat Itself:
    one and a half year ago
    Apr 23, 2015
     
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