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Re: Armarment of Type 31 probably similar to Type 26
The problem is that for both types the precise armament is not yet published. The Type 26 is e.g. shown without anti-ship missile launchers - and there is no anti-ship missile for the Mk 41 VLS available (and ordered by the RN). In contrast, the Type 31 is shown with two quad anti-ship missile launchers, which look like NSM - but that is also not yet ordered by the RN. The RN's Harpoons will be soon too old anyway, they have to decide what will replace it.
It is for sure true that the Type 31 is designed to be the cheaper version. Some expensive system of the Type 26 will not be there, e.g. the Type 31 will not get the same sonar set.
But: that guy ("weapon specialist") wrote it would be to weakly armed for a frigate - a ship, which will very likely have at least a similar armament compared to the Type 23 and having the weight reserves for a substantially heavier armament.
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