donald_of_tokyo wrote:I won't be surprised if it costs 40M GBP per unit or even more. With 12 of these, 480M GBP, or more.
Why? I believe the US paid 2.7mn USB per CB90 back in 2007, so should be south of £10mn even with a Sigma Seahawk. I'd say all in for 8 units should be £100mn max.
Ops. Sorry I mis read your idea.
- misunderstood as "40m length", with "shallow water ASW sonar"
- you are proposing 20m length, with Fishery detection sonar-based simple one. So, much more Dvora or Mk.6 like. Cheaper than my posts.
I agree it will be "good", but I prefer ORC-class smaller ones or CB90 at the largest, for port defense roles. In this case, it can be carried on T26 (CB90 may not?), River B2, and LPDs to be deployed, and can be used in Amphibious operations = can be built in number.
I think only Gib has different requirement list. So maybe better to just buy something off-the-shelf (like S.Dvora Mk.3) or "go-along with" CB90-like.