1: Danish and Indonesian deal date back to, at least May 2017. They are front-runner than Babcock.
Ron5 wrote:Seems a tad bit sad that Indonesia has a higher budget (per ship) than the UK does.
Not sure. 720M USD is 543M GBP, 271M GBP per hull. Yes it is slightly higher then UK 250M GBP per hull. But,
- it is for 2 hulls vs 5 hulls. Detailed-design and initial cost can easily reverse it. (no)
- as "what is included" differs a lot, direct comparison is not easy. In many case, UK budget looks like including more, and hence price looks higher, which leads to, yes "Indonesian IH class will be better invested than UK Arrowhead 140". (yes)
So, in conclusion, I agree to Ron5-san.