Thursday, December 1, 2016


This is coolbert:

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.'"

My observations:

* 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!


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