The Main-Armament Level Of Warships Entering Service

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    ... I predicted Oct 30, 2018 the Pentagon would cancel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FFG(X) so let's wait and see if my prediction is as faulty as your spelling LOL
     
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    Geez, they are all ugly. :confused:

    The Navantia design is the most aesthetically tolerable of the four pictured. Still, fingers crossed for the last contender...
     
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    LOL noticed some headline about MKS180 earlier this week, but thought those would be corvettes, and wasn't interested ... in fact though "The naval architects calculated a length of around 155 meters for the MKS and a displacement of up to 9,000 tons." https://www.navalnews.com/naval-new...ulti-purpose-combat-ship-future-capabilities/

    this is probably the headline I saw:
    Contenders invited to submit final bids for Germany’s MKS180 project https://navaltoday.com/2019/04/19/c...ubmit-final-bids-for-germanys-mks180-project/
     
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    rather poor armament level ("According to MHI, the 30FFM multi-mission frigate will have a full load displacement of about 5,500 tons ..." https://www.navalnews.com/event-new...eature-futuristic-360-augmented-reality-wall/)
     
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    Lockheed Martin drops out of the FFG(X) competition. No final design of the extended Freedom class frigate design was submitted.

    https://news.usni.org/2019/05/28/lockheed-martin-wont-submit-freedom-lcs-design-for-ffgx-contest

    “We reviewed the entire program and obviously, given some of the stuff that has already happened that is outside of the contract for the program – that includes the designation of our combat management system, COMBATSS 21, derived off of Aegis; we have the Mk-41 vertical launch system; the processing for our anti-submarine warfare area; advanced [electronic warfare] and platform integration,” he said.
    “As we evaluated all of those different areas, we determined not to pursue, as a prime contractor, the FFG(X) detailed design and construction.”
     
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    Bit low for the displacement, but otherwise it seems fine. 6 cells for VL-ASROC (or whatever the Japanese equivalent is), 10 cells for ESSM totalling 40 missiles. And eight anti-ship missiles. Plus the main gun, ASW torpedo launchers and CIWS of course.

    It's great what you can do with a capable quad-packable missile.
     
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    Yesterday at 10:13 PM
     
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    No gun based CIWS, 30mm autocannons or machine guns?
     
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