Sunday, January 15, 2017


This is coolbert:

Consider within context of some recent blog entries here and here.

From WIZARD through Harry at Sharkhunters:

"India is launching her next SCORPENE submarine. In what appears to . . . be a rather unpleasant lack of planning, WIZARD informs us that they cannot outfit this boat with torpedoes because of the $200 million price tag. Wouldnt' this be something the Indian Navy should have considered before building a submarine with no sting?"

NOT EXACTLY clear what the $200 million price tag is for? The submarine itself or the torpedoes to arm the boat? If I was a betting man I would prefer the latter over the former.

From the wiki we have some detail of cost for boat and torpedoes both:

ONE SCORPENE the cost is - - US$450 million.

Per Black Shark torpedo - - "a unit cost of €2.3m (FY12)". 2012 in Euros.

NOBODY ever said war was cheap, did they?


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