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  1. UK navy plans to create carrier strike groups with her two aircraft carrier's. https://www.forces.net/news/what-makes-carrier-strike-group But the problems with the plan are already coming. Not enough funding it seems. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53186611?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/c40rjmqdq1lt/royal-navy&link_location=live-reporting-story The layout of the group might look like: - Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier; - Type 45 guided missile destroyers for anti-aircraft and anti-missile warfare; - Type 23 frigate anti-submarine warfare. Might be replaced by type 26; - Astute-class submarines. Probably for detecting ships and submarines; - Tanker
  2. I got a reliable source in Dutch: https://marineschepen.nl/schepen/mks-180.html#specs Another source: https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/04/german-navy-outlines-mks-180-multi-purpose-combat-ship-future-capabilities/ The specifications that we know are: Length: 155 Maximum displacement: 9000 ton Crew: 110 + 70 boarders Weapon systems: 127/64 LW Leonardo cannon. Vulcano might also be a possibility. 16 cell VLS for 64 ESM block 2 Naval Strike Missile Rolling Airframe Missile Sensors: Thales AWWS most likely Towed sonar Helicopters: 2 NH90 or 1 NH90 and Skeldar V-200 drones I wonder what type of design they will go for. If we look at F125. The amount of sensors is stunning. And the redundancy design is also interesting. Maybe some aspects of the F125 might flow over to MKS180.
  3. The Advanced gun cruiser by Kaasjager (cheese hunter). Source: https://www.deviantart.com/kaasjager/art/Advanced-Gun-Cruiser-beautyshot-512121046
  4. Damen signed contract for MKS180. Source: https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2020/june/8627-dutch-shipbuilder-damen-signs-contract-for-construction-of-four-mks-180-frigate-for-german-navy.html
  5. Looks like a LD2000 LuDun-2000 ground-based air defense close-in weapon system. Which is a type 730 CIWS stuck onto a 8x8 military truck chassis WS-2400. Source: https://www.armyrecognition.com/china_artillery_vehicles_and_weapon_systems_uk/ld2000_ludun-2000_ground-based_air_defense_close-in_weapon_system_technical_data_sheet_specifications_pictures_video_12808161.html
  6. Just out of curiosity. Will the results made public on the forums, including all the details? I am in now way to participate but nonetheless find it interesting to read about it.
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