Jake1992 wrote:It’s platforms like this and other unmanned systems that make me think Absalon would of been a better choice for T31 than IH
Ron5 wrote:Absalon is a bit slow isn't it? I seem to remember it loses two diesels and maxes out at 24 knots. making it a bit useless as a frigate.
Designed for a rather unique Danish requirement not sure it travels well.
By the way, that stern launch is for calm water use. Next to useless in the NA.
ArmChairCivvy wrote:Jake1992 wrote:It’s platforms like this and other unmanned systems that make me think Absalon would of been a better choice for T31 than IH
I am sure OMT (who designed both) stands ready to help the RN to get a mongrel, by the time we are ready for the production of Batch 2
SW1 wrote:Would of course mean reducing traditional frigate numbers, marine numbers, mcm vessels to invest in the payload systems because in a finite budget choices have to be made
Repulse wrote:If the T31 does end up being the MHPC
shark bait wrote:Repulse wrote:If the T31 does end up being the MHPC
Not likely, the MCM boats don't fit in the T31's bays.
Designed to meet the specific challenges of long range autonomous operations, the ‘Pentamaran’ design has been optimised by BMT to reduce fuel consumption and increase its adaptability across multiple applications
At least looking into the image of BMT, I understand these USVs are for self deploy, not for davit operation.jedibeeftrix wrote:don't get me wrong, i love all this multi-hull jazz and think we should have more of it, but....
Q. how practical is launch and recovery from davits?
Q. how small can it shrink? is this a situation where we look at the davits on T31 and groan; "doh!"
donald_of_tokyo wrote:Mission system's size of davit-carried boats will be pretty much limited, because of its small capacity.
donald_of_tokyo wrote:One solution, I agree. But, Bays (LSDs) may do well.
donald_of_tokyo wrote:A fleet of USV/UUV which are so large in size-and-number so that they need LPDs not LSDs' well-dock also costs a lot.
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