donald_of_tokyo wrote:They will be carried on a ship as a cargo (Bay, Wave, and in particular Points), craned down to sea at safe water, and then self deploy.
+ the following FLSS wording on the RN site:
Littoral strike ships are vessels which can command an assault force from anywhere in the world – carrying everything from helicopters and fast boats to underwater automated vehicles and huge numbers of troops.
This, plus adding additional ASW sensors make a lot of sense. Early days but having 3-4 FLSS fulfilling this hybrid multi-role function, and spending money on these capabilities, would be higher up on my priority list, coupled with reducing the cost of the T31 (making it smaller and focused on being a Littoral Escort - e.g. no hangar) or just scrap the T31 and buy another T26.