We don't know that those items are not included in the contract.Jensy wrote: ↑28 Dec 2023, 23:57Short of secretly building another three, I find it such a large sum I'm not sure it can be explained with mere gold plating. Considering neither RBS-15 nor a TAS are included
The original estimate at c.€1.85bn seems far more in line with what you'd expect from ships 9-11 of an established design that's being enhanced for Polish requirements.
I'm guessing there's a lot of something being bundled in.
However, we do know that Polish shipbuilding is significantly cheaper than UK.
I doubt very much that anything unrelated to the frigates are included in the contract.
Maybe just Thales price gouging.