Thursday, December 1, 2016
As seen at Freeper:
"Romania Orders Sigma Light Frigates"
"BUCHAREST, Romania --- The Romanian Government has ordered four Sigma class light frigates for the Romanian Navy at a cost of $1.1 billion. The new ships will be built under license at the Damen Shipyards in Galati [Romanian]. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense in Bucharest, 'The project provides for the purchase of four corvettes multi-role with a minimum lifespan of 30 years which can be extended by successive upgrades.'"
* These warships relatively cheap? Labor costs in Romanian shipyards are low?
* Must last for a minimum of thirty years.
* Designed from the start with upgrades in mind.
It is a surprise [?] that a nation possessing only was is normally perceived as a very modest industrial capability is able to design and build and put to sea sophisticated naval vessels such as these Sigma class frigates?
Consider these warships a good possible for an export item too!